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Nelsonville is located in southeastern Ohio in Athens County about 50 miles southeast of Columbus and 10 miles northwest of Athens inside the Wayne National Forest on the banks of the Hocking River. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 4,661, an increase of 98 since 1990.

Burr Oak Lake anchors Burr Oak State Park about 10 miles northeast of town for those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

Tri-County Vocational School |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Lakeside Lodge |
Science Wayne National Forest |
Transportation Hocking Valley Scenic Railway |

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07/12 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Dayton Celtic Festival Dayton OH July26-28 Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Eat drink and be merry in our authentic Celtic food court.
Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Dover OH August9-11 Our 24th Annual Festival Plate is honoring the 1962 Class A State Football Champions from Dennison Saint Mary's High School.
Mohican Traditions Festival Loudonville OH August16-17 Experience "hometown" Loudonville by attending the always-popular Arts & Crafts Show!