The Nelsonville Block was the one that tipped the scale from passing interest to very focused obsession on block finding. Having found a few Hocking blocks, I came across one mangled, partial Nelsonville Block.  It was not enough to keep but it did compel me to keep looking in the area (with the intensity of someone on an Amber Alert search or a metal detector enthusiast on virgin soil).  There may have been some digging in the manner of a Tomb raider at the first block retrieval site.  To make a long story short, that Nelsonville Block fragment was a fluke and the site only yielded Hocking Blocks and some Dunn Process stamped blocks.

I continued looking in other places for the elusive Nelsonville Block.  Fortunately / unfortunately about the same time, I found a need to have a hobby that entailed having long amounts of time by myself in secluded areas with occasional eureka moments of discovery occurring just often enough to continue but not so often or easily that I could  wrap up my quest in a few weekends.  The  time to myself – unplugged from the world did me good when I needed it the most and gave me some interesting perspectives on life as I continued to find homeless folks in odd places and sweated out a lot of toxins in my body hauling heavy loads of blocks up steep hills.

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Name: Nelsonville Block (raised letters)

Dimensions: 9  inches long, 4 inches wide, 3 1/2 inches height

Location Found:  Franklinton

Weight: 10 lbs

More information: The raised letter blocks are older than the other versions listed below.

Find out more about Nelsonville Blocks in the links below:

http://www.ohioexploration.com/nelsonvillebrick.htm

https://bricksofohioblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/blocks-in-the-wild-nelsonville-block-city-usa/

http://bricknames.com/brick/details/541

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Name: Nelsonville Block (Triangle Lugs) 

Dimensions: 8 3/4  inches long, 4 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches height

Location Found:  Weiland Park

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Name: Nelsonville Block (Large Round Lugs) 

Dimensions: 8 3/4  inches long, 4 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches height

Location Found:  Weiland Park

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Name: Nelsonville Block (Small Round Lugs) 

Dimensions: 9 1/2  inches long, 4 inches wide, 3 1/2 inches height

Location Found:  Weiland Park

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Name: Nelsonville Block (Small Round Lugs) 

Dimensions: 8 3/4  inches long, 3 3/4 inches wide, 3 3/34 inches height

Location Found:  Weiland Park

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Name: Nelsonville Block (Various styles below) 

Several other styles of Nelsonville Block exist.  They vary by size, amount of glaze/vitrification, font, other features, etc.  These are three more slightly different types of Nelsonville Block I have in my collection.

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