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Welcome to Elkader ...

Elkader is located in Logan County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Elkader, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elkader.

The community of Elkader was previously named Ben Allen.

Elkader is 2,630 feet [802 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Elkader is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Elkader lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Elkader (for example, toward Wallace), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Elkader: (785)

Communities Also Named Elkader ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Elkader - it's located in Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elkader.

Communities near Elkader ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elkader.

  • Russell Springs [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
    • Russell Springs [Logan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Elkader
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
  • Pence [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pence
    • Pence [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Elkader
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
  • Healy [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
    • Healy [Lane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkader
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<6>
  • Scott City [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
    • Scott City [Scott County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the south of Elkader
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Scott City:
    • Scott
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gove City [Gove County]
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      • Gove City [Gove County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the northeast of Elkader
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Gove City has also been known as:
      • Gove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gove City
    • Monument [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monument
      • Monument [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the north of Elkader
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument
    • Oakley [Logan County]
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      • Oakley [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the north of Elkader
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,030 people
      • Former name for Oakley:
      • Gilmore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<6>
    • Modoc [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modoc
      • Modoc [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Elkader
      • Former name for Modoc:
      • Plummer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc
    • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Lane County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkader
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Amy:
      • Ellen
    • Grinnell [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grinnell
      • Grinnell [Gove County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Elkader
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 226 people
      • Grinnell has also been known as:
      • Grinnette Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grinnell

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elkader. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elkader.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elkader. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elkader.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elkader. See our Newspapers Page for Elkader.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkader ...

Looking for more information about Elkader? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Elkader, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elkader.

Adding Elkader to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elkader in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elkader was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elkader on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elkader on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elkader. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Logan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkader - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elkader) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elkader. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElkaderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkader. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7935, Longitude: -100.8598       In this case, the coordinates for Elkader have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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