Nelson County was formed in 1807 from Amherst County and was named for the third Governor of Virginia, Thomas Nelson, Jr., In the 1930's, Earl Hamner began writing about growing up during the depression in Nelson County, which became the basis for the television series The Walton's. Nelson County is bordered on the north by Augusta County, the northeast by Albemarle County, the southeast by Buckingham County, the southwest by Amherst County, and on the west by Rockbridge County.


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Nelson County Historical Society Information
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