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Do you know of Elk Creek ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Elk Creek. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Elk Creek.

Unfortunately, we didn't note our source when we found mention of Elk Creek, so we are uncertain whether Elk Creek is a community, a post office or a post office located in a community and having the same name. While we don't have its location, we believe that Elk Creek would be found somewhere in Republic County, Kansas.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Elk Creek ...

We found fifteen communities that share the name Elk Creek.

There is one other community in Kansas which is also named Elk Creek.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Osage County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Elk Creek [Osage County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Glenn County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Elk Creek [Glenn County].
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Elk Creek [Jefferson County].
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Elk Creek [Shoshone County].
    • Iowa
      • Worth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Elk Creek [Worth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Spencer County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Elk Creek [Spencer County].
    • Missouri
      • Texas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Elk Creek [Texas County].
    • Nebraska
      • Johnson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Elk Creek [Johnson County].
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Elk Creek [Otsego County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Elk Creek [Alleghany County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Erie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Elk Creek [Erie County].
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Elk Creek [Lawrence County].
    • Virginia
      • Grayson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Elk Creek [Grayson County].
    • Washington
      • Pacific County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Elk Creek [Pacific County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Trempealeau County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Elk Creek [Trempealeau County].

More Orphans in  Republic County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Republic County.

AlbionMoorehouse
  
Big BendNeilsburgh
ByronNeva
 New Hope
Center MoundNew Liberty
Centre MoundNorth Elk
Crainville 
 Pawnee Village
ElgoPleasant Hill
ElmaPleasant Plains
 Prairie Grove
Fairview 
FenwickRock
Flag StationRosalind
  
HackberryScotch Plain
 Seapo
IdaSoldier
 Sunset
Jefferson 
JewellTiago
 Trasey
LeopoldTwin Creek
 Twin Grove
Marsh Creek 
MidlandUnion Valley
Mimosa 
MinersvilleWest Creek
Minnewaukan 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Elk Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.









 

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