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Nelson is in Butte County, in the Chico metro area.
The community was named after Capt. A.D. Nelson, an early wheat grower
The latitude of Nelson is 39.552N. The longitude is -121.764W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.
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Butte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nelson political report.
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