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Welcome to Elkridge ...

Elkridge is located in Howard County<1>.

The location of Elkridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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

Going back to its beginning, Elkridge was originally named Elk Ridge Landing. For more information about the names of Elkridge, see The Names of Elkridge on our Genealogy Page.

Elkridge is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Elkridge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Elkridge: (410), (443)<4> and (667)

The ZIP code for Elkridge: 21075<5>

Websites for Elkridge ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.howardchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Elkridge, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Elkridge ...

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

Communities near Elkridge ...

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

  • Baltimore [Baltimore City]
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    • Baltimore [Baltimore City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 586,131 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltimore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltimore<7>
  • Bowie [Prince George's County]
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    • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Elkridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<7>
  • College Park [Prince George's County]
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    • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park<7>
  • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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    • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenbelt [Prince George's County]
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      • Greenbelt [Prince George's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbelt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbelt<7>
    • New Carrollton [Prince George's County]
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      • New Carrollton [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,909 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Carrollton<7>
    • Sykesville [Carroll County]
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      • Sykesville [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,973 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville<7>
    • Berwyn Heights [Prince George's County]
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      • Berwyn Heights [Prince George's County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwyn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn Heights
    • Brookeville [Montgomery County]
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      • Brookeville [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Elkridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookeville<7>
    • Aladdin Village [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aladdin Village
      • Aladdin Village [Howard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aladdin Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aladdin Village

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 Elkridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elkridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elkridge. 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 Elkridge.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkridge ...

Looking for more information about Elkridge? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elkridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elkridge.

Adding Elkridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elkridge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

We also found Elkridge on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

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

Mentions & References for Elkridge

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About Howard County

About Maryland

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

The official website for Howard County: www.co.ho.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Howard, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Elkridge, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Elkridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elkridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elkridge) 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 Elkridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElkridgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2126, Longitude: -76.7136       In this case, the coordinates for Elkridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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