Nicholson is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,696 at the 2010 census, up from 1,247 at the 2000 census.
Nicholson is known for its "Daisy Festival" and for several famous residents, including singer Kenny Rogers. Jan Bell Webster is the mayor of Nicholson.
The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Nicholson as a town in 1907. It is unknown why the name "Nicholson" was applied to this community.
Nicholson is located in eastern Jackson County at 34°6′53″N 83°25′46″W (34.114664, -83.429363). U.S. Route 441 runs through the center of the city, leading north 7 miles (11 km) to Commerce and south 12 miles (19 km) to Athens. Georgia State Route 335 leads west from Nicholson 9 miles (14 km) to Jefferson, the county seat.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.43%, are water. The city is on the crest of a ridge which drains west and east to tributaries of the North Oconee River.