Nelson, also called Nelson Landing, is a town in Clark County, Nevada, in the Las Vegas metro area. The community is in the Pacific Standard time zone. The latitude of Nelson is 35.708N. The longitude is -114.823W. Nelson is in Eldorado Canyon.
Nelson is on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave, about 16 miles north of Cottonwood Cove by water. Nelson is about 25 miles from Boulder City by road. One of the biggest mining booms in state history occurred near here, in the El Dorado Canyon. Gold and silver were discovered here around 1859.
The community was named for Charles Nelson, prospector who was slain at his mine in 1897.
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