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Incorporated Date: 

January 1, 1843



Total Area: 

0.5 sq mi
Contact Information
1985 Kennesaw Ave.
Nelson, GA 30151

Phone Number: 

(770) 735-2211

Fax Number: 

(770) 735-3957

Lured to the area by its rich marble, Scottish and Italian stone workers founded Nelson and later sought its incorporation. Initially, the city limits extended a half mile radius around the marble mill of the Blue Ridge Marble Company.

To honor this heritage, the city today hosts the marble museum, which displays a year-round exhibition of fine marble and tells the story of Pickens County's rich marble mining history.