The Freemont township hall stands a few miles south of Hemlock on the corner of Hemlock and Nelson roads. settlers came to the area way back in 1867 and the first supervisor Thomas P. Hynes named the village after his wife, her maiden name was Nancy Nelson. The town’s post office opened in 1883. The town was a vibrant community and had a couple of stores a blacksmith shop and a creamery.
A mile to the west on the corner of Nelson and Brennan road is the old Guardian Angel’s church. I imagine many of the citizens of Nelson had worshiped in the beautiful wooden church. Over the years the town’s population slowly declined and in 1912 the post office was closed.
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