Nelson County Historical Society


NCHS welcomes you to the Nelson County Historical Society website.


Camille Commemoration NEWSFLASH!!

NOTE: After you click on and view the following Camille Event Livestream, please note there are two clickable videos.  The video on the left is a Photo Collection and repeats itself,  there is no audio.  The second clickable video on the right, is the entire Camille Commemoration and the audio starts about thirty minutes into the presentation.  There is nothing wrong with your computer.
Facebook Live Feed is made possible
by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and Firefly Fiber Broadband
Commemorating Camille books are now available at Oakland or by ordering online
$40 hardcover; $30 softcover plus $7.00 shipping or pick up for free at Oakland

NCHS encourages you to take advantage of the MEMBERS ONLY searchable features created by painstaking volunteers to provide you with the very best historical information.


We welcome you to join NCHS for a very reasonable fee of $15 for individuals/organizations or $20 for families,
Click on: ONLINE JOIN 


Member Search Capability

  • A searchable listing of the Society's archival holdings at the Nelson Memorial Library and at the Oakland Museum can be found under Society Archives.
  • In some instances, digitized photographs may also be available through the online catalog.  We hope to increase these digitized offerings in the future.
  • Digitized images of several newspapers in the days after Hurricane Camille (August 19-20, 1969) are included under Hurricane Camille.
  • Oral histories and videos are also included under Hurricane Camille.
  • A "Google-based" search engine for searching across the website is also included.  Note: this search engine does not search the archives catalog.  A separate search engine is located with the catalog for searching.
  • All previously published issues of the Nelson County Historical Society's newsletter are also included under Member Login.
  • Research Resources includes listings of the folders held at the Nelson Memorial Library for churches, communities, families, homes, mills, and post offices.
  • Research Resources also includes a listing of links to outside sources with information on Nelson County's history and families.



We welcome feedback from our members as we strive to continue to add content to the website.  Fueled by the energy of several volunteers, the donation of their time made this information possible.  We sincerely thank our volunteers for their selfless devotion. 
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Coming Events
October 13
History Day at Wintergreen
Sponsored by Rockfish Valley Foundation.   More details to come.