Nelsonville, Texas

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Nelsonville, Texas
Unincorporated community
Nelsonville, Texas is located in Texas
Nelsonville, Texas
Nelsonville, Texas
Nelsonville, Texas is located in the US
Nelsonville, Texas
Nelsonville, Texas
Coordinates: 29°58′36″N 96°24′12″W / 29.97667°N 96.40333°W / 29.97667; -96.40333Coordinates: 29°58′36″N 96°24′12″W / 29.97667°N 96.40333°W / 29.97667; -96.40333
Country United States
State Texas
County Austin
Elevation 302 ft (92 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 979
GNIS feature ID 1363667[1]

Nelsonville is an unincorporated community in Austin County, Texas, United States. Nelsonville is located at the junction of Texas State Highway 159 (SH 159) and Farm to Market Road 2502 (FM 2502) between Bellville and Industry. The town was first settled in the 1850s and attracted a number of Czech immigrants.


Nelsonville was settled in the 1850s; it was named for D. D. Nelson, who opened a store in the community after the Civil War ended. The town's first settlers were primarily Bohemian immigrants. Nelsonville's post office opened in 1872; postmaster R. W. Thompson also served as the town physician. The post office closed in 1909. As of 2000, Nelsonville had a population of 110.[2]


Nelsonville is situated at the intersection of SH 159 and FM 2502. The county seat at Bellville is 9.5 miles (15.3 km) east-southeast on SH 159, while Industry is 6.1 miles (9.8 km) west on the same highway. Bleiblerville is 3.4 miles (5.5 km) to the northwest on FM 2502. Farm to Market Road 2754 (FM 2754) crosses FM 2502 at right angles at a distance of 1.2 miles (1.9 km) northwest of Nelsonville. Other roads radiating from the community are Shupak Road to the northeast and Skalak Road to the south. Between Nelsonville and Bellville, SH 159 is also known as Old Nelsonville Road while it is named Fordtran Boulevard between Nelsonville and Industry. The Nelsonville Brethren Church is located on Nelsonville Church Road which forms a triangle with SH 159 and FM 2502.[3]