Nelson, New Hampshire

When it comes to small towns within the Granite State, they don’t come much smaller than Nelson, New Hampshire.  With a population of less than 700 people, Nelson ranks as one the smallest incorporated towns in the state.  Small in size, but big on charm and hospitality, Nelson residents love their little hamlet and wouldn’t have it any other way.  One big, happy family, Nelson will welcome you into the fold as soon as you sign the closing papers on your new home.

Originally, the area to eventually become Nelson was designated “Monadnock #6”, sixth in a line of towns designed to protect Colonial New Hampshire against attacks from Native Americans in the region.  Renamed Packersfield in 1774, after Thomas Packer, High Sheriff of Portsmouth, the name was not well-received.  After a failed petition to change the name to Sullivan in 1777, a part of the town was combined with a part from Gilsum and another part from Keene to create the separate town of Sullivan in 1786.  The name of Packerfield stayed until it was finally renamed Nelson in 1814, after Lord Horatio Nelson, an English war hero who died in the British war against Napoleon.

Nelson was one of the towns fortunate enough to be located near several rivers and streams, so in addition to agriculture, the town was able to develop a manufacturing industry.  The town’s village, also called Munsonville, held many manufacturing operations including the LJ Colony Chair Company, which produced upwards of 30,000 chairs each year.  At one point, the village had over 1000 homes and ten school districts.

Since the passing of this heyday, Nelson’s population has dropped dramatically and the town has become more of a seasonal retreat.  The perfect spot to relax your vacation away, many visitors wind up buying a home in Nelson and staying forever.  The sights, the sounds and the people are what make Nelson such an attractive community of which to become a part.  And the town’s location makes it a quick and easy drive to nearby Keene, a college-town that can provide just about anything Nelson residents would need.

Nelson is a part of SAU #29 and educates resident students from kindergarten through the sixth grade.  All other Nelson students attend the Keene Middle School and the Keene High School, both in, of course, Keene.  Due to Nelson’s minute student body, there are no plans to construct additional schools in town.

If getting away from it all is your main goal in buying a new home, Nelson, NH, just may be the perfect fit.  Quiet streets with little traffic, friendly people who know your name and the comforting country atmosphere makes Nelson as near to perfect as you’re likely to find.  If you feel the same, you should call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  Jim knows Nelson and all the other wonderful communities within the Granite State.  Come join the family and make your next move a move to New Hampshire.

Nelson School (k-5)
(603) 847-3408

Keene Middle School (6-8)
(603) 357-9020

Keene High School (9-12)
(603) 352-0640

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Granite Lake Waterfront! This Is A Rare Opportu...

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$749,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.3 Acres
  • 2,750 ft²

Residential

543 Granite Lake Rd, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4668173

Granite Lake Waterfront! This Is A Rare Opportunity To Own A Spacious, Year-round Home Directly On The Shores Of Pristine Granite Lake! Situated On What May Be The Best Spot On The Lake, This Home Features Spectacular Lake Views From Almost Every Room. The ...

A Rare Find. Classic Lake Home With 100 Feet O...

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$525,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,700 ft²

Residential

683 Granite Lake Rd, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4647358

A Rare Find. Classic Lake Home With 100 Feet Of Frontage On Beautiful Granite Lake. House Sits Directly On The Shore. Listen To The Rippling Water From The Porch And Many Rooms In The House. Open Concept Kitchen/living Area For Entertaining. Dining Are...

The Charm Of The Old And The Grace Of Modern Ki...

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$310,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5 Acres
  • 3,230 ft²

Residential

25 Old Stoddard Road, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4666514

The Charm Of The Old And The Grace Of Modern Kitchen And Baths. Raised Panel Under The Chair Rail .hardwood And Pine Flooring. Pantry, Enclosed Porch With Views To The Pond And Brook. Detached Equipment Shed. 24 X 24 Detached Garage With Storage Above. P...

You've Heard The Saying, "don't Judge A Book By...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4634490

$289,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5.2 Acres
  • 2,757 ft²

Residential

13 Fox Run Rd, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4634490

You've Heard The Saying, "don't Judge A Book By Its Cover"? Well, Keep That In Mind When You See This Somewhat Ordinary House On The Outside Because When You Step Inside...this Home Is Nothing Short Of Spectacular! You Will Instantly Fall In Love With The...

Granite Lake Frontage! Circa 1800 New England ...

REDUCED 17% Photo of Listing #4626133

$249,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 3,108 ft²

Residential

12 Old Towne Road, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4626133

Granite Lake Frontage! Circa 1800 New England Cape Located In Munsonville Village. House And Grounds Are Positioned Perfectly To Enjoy Granite Lake Living. House Has Tremendous Potential With Over 3,000 Square Feet, Large Eat-in Kitchen, Inviting Dining ...

Homestead Opportunity On 41 Acres Adjacent To N...

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$150,000 Active

  • 41.08 Acres

Land

00 Old Stoddard Rd, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4512389

Homestead Opportunity On 41 Acres Adjacent To Nearly 2,000 Acres Of Conservation Land. Presently Two Lots Of Record, 2 Ac And 39 Ac. Plenty Of Road Frontage To Facilitate Further Subdivision Or Boundary Line Adjustments. Easy Access From Old Stoddard Road O...

Rural Land. Good Area For Hunting Or Hiking. S...

REDUCED 13% Photo of Listing #4611518

$135,000 Active

  • 53 Acres

Land

Blueberry Lane Ln, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4611518

Rural Land. Good Area For Hunting Or Hiking. Small Marshy Area. Class 6 Town Road To The Property In Very Good Condition. There Is A Modest Camp At The Top Of The Hill. Looks Like There May Be A View With Cutting To The West To Vt. Mts. There Are 2 Dug...

29.4 Acres Of Nelson Land Available. Corner Lot...

REDUCED 10% Photo of Listing #4449800

$79,900 Active

  • 29.4 Acres

Land

Nelson Rd, Nelson, New Hampshire

MLS® #4449800

29.4 Acres Of Nelson Land Available. Corner Lot = Decent Amount Of Road Frontage. Possibility Of Subdivision Or A Killer House Lot With Space To Roam. Many Potential Home Sites. Selectively Cut Recently. Well Managed By A Thoughtful Forester. Keene Is Only ...

 

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