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Nelson County Towns
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Businesses along Hgy. 2
Michigan: Named for the home state of the town's founders. It is located in the north central part of the county in Michigan Township at the junction of US Highway 2 and State Route 35. It is on the Burlington Northern's main railroad line, but the town no longer has a depot. The latest population figure is 345.
 
Pekin Welcome Sign
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Pekin is located in the southwestern part of the county in Osago Township. It lies near the junction of State Highway 1 and State Highway 15 and is just a few miles south of Stump Lake. The latest population figure is 80.
 
 
 
Petersburg: Petersburg is located in Petersburg Township in the eastern part of the county. It lies at the junction of US Highway 2 and State Route 32 and is on the Burlington Northern's main railroad line but there is no depot. The latest population figure is 195.
Petersburg Lutheran Church  
 
  Tolna Townsite
Tolna: Tolna is in Dayton Township about one mile north of State Route 15 and a few miles south of Stump Lake. It is located in the extreme western part of the county. The latest population figures show a total of 202 people.
 
 
Sarnia United Lutheran Church
Whitman: Located in Sarnia Township in the northern part of the county on State Route 35 about ten miles north of Michigan. Served by Northern Plains Railroad. No population figures are available indicating a probable population less than 20.
Whitman Townsite