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Nelson Borough & Township
 in Tioga County,
Township & Borough Formation Page
Other Tioga County Townships
Tioga County Post Offices
Cowanesque Lake January 01, 2000
by Joyce M. Tice
Nelson Township Histories
Formed 1857 from Elkland Township
Nelson History 1883
Nelson Biographies
Nelson History 1885
Nelson History 1897
Nelson Biographies 1897
Nelson Township Articles
1892 - Pioneer Life in the Cowanesque Valley
Township Postcards & Photos
Post Offices
Nelson PO (1892 - present)
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Villages Past & Present
Nelson Township Census Records
1800 Census, Tyoga Township, Lycoming County
1820 Elkland Census
1830 Elkland Census
1840 Elkland Census (Volunteer Neded)
1850 Elkland Census (FM)
1850 Elkland Census (REL)
1860 Nelson Census
1870 Nelson Census
1880 Nelson Census
1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Volunteers Needed
Nelson Township Directories
1899 Tioga County Directory - Nelson Borough 1908 Tioga County Directory -Nelson Township & Borough
1899 Tioga County Directory - Nelson Township
Township Tax Records
1812 Delmar Taxables
Nelson Township Cemetery Records
GPS coordinates are included in the top title of each cemetery page
Cowanesque Lake Project Nelson Cemetery 2007
Nelson Township Cemetery 1971 N 41degrees 58.613'  W077degrees 13.942' 
Nelson Cemetery Obituaries
Date 9/21/06
Lockwood Farm Burials
Hugh Seely GPS Coordinates
Location: Lockwood farm on Barney Hill Road in Nelson Township. 
Access: Private
Mr. Seely learned of this cemetery through his local contacts. It is small containing fewer than 5 burials about 100 yards south of Barney Hill Road. Mr. Seely did not attempt to read the stones.
Nelson Township & Nelson Borough Schools
1900 Nelson Borough Teachers 1900 Nelson Township Teachers
1901 Nelson Borough Teachers 1901 Nelson Township Teachers
1902 Nelson Borough Teachers 1902 Nelson Township Teachers
1903 Nelson Borough Teachers 1903 Nelson Township Teachers
1904 Nelson Borough Teachers 1904 Nelson Township Teachers
1905 Nelson Borough Teachers 1905 Nelson Township Teachers
1907 Nelson Borough Teachers 1907 Nelson Township Teachers
1875 School Districts
1906 Nelson School
Three Unamed Districts
Nelson Township Business Histories & Photos
1899 Nelson Township Business Directory
Hotels in Township
Nelson Township Organizations
1899 Nelson Societies 2002 Valley Community Ambulance
2002 Nelson Fire Department
Nelson Township Churches
Histories, Records, Photos
Records of Beecher's Island Presbyterian Church
1899 Church List From Directory
Nelson Boro Churches.
As I mentioned previously, Nelson Boro had two churches, the Methodist Episcopal which was on the south side, on the old Rt 49; and the Beecher's Island Presbyterian Church, which stood at the S.W. Corner of the Nelson Cem.  The former was moved to the new Nelson community center complex and is still in use.  My ggf, Rev. Henry David Goodrich, was one of it's ministers.  The Presbyterian Church was closed and unfortunately was allowed to deteriorate, and was finally demolished. (Bill Thompson)
Nelson Township Family Bible Records
Stewart - Baxter Family Bible
Township Families & Individuals,
Genealogies, Photos
Campbell Cousins Correspondence
Nelson Township Marriages
Memoirs of Three Pioneer Women
Township Resident Photo Album
Nelson Township Diaries & Letters 
190? William Copp to Ben Blanchard
Population Statistics for Nelson 
1887 Nelson Township = 604
1891 Nelson Township = 540
1900 Nelson Borough =  542
1900 Nelson Township = 66
Note says Nelson Township Org. from 
part of Elkland Borough since 1890
County Population Statistics 1810 - 1992