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Welcome to Elkton ...
The town of Elkton is located in Cecil County<1> and is the County Seat for Cecil County.
The location of Elkton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Elkton has a population of 15,656 people<3> (see below for details).
Elkton is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Elkton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area Codes for Elkton: (410), (443)<5> and (667)
The ZIP codes for Elkton: 21921-21922<6>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Elkton.
Websites for Elkton ...
Official Website: www.townofelkton.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.cecilchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elkton had an population of 15,656 people. This is an increase of 1.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.64% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkton had a population of 15,443 people (or 15.27% of the total population of Cecil County). This makes Elkton the county's most populous community.
The population of Elkton represents 0.27% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 15,443 people, the population of Elkton increased 29.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,893 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Elkton.
Communities Also Named Elkton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Elkton - they are located in Alberta, Colorado (2), Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elkton.
Communities near Elkton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elkton.
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 Elkton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elkton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elkton. 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 Elkton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elkton. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elkton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkton ...
Looking for more information about Elkton? 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 Elkton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elkton.
Adding Elkton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elkton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Elkton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Elkton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Elkton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Elkton: www.townofelkton.org/
The official website for Cecil County: www.ccgov.org/
The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023