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Welcome to Elmer ...

The city of Elmer is located in Macon County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Elmer, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elmer has a population of 78 people<2> (see below for details).

Elmer is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Elmer is located in the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Elmer: 63538<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elmer had an population of 78 people. This is a decrease of 2.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elmer had a population of 80 people. This makes Elmer the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 80 people, the population of Elmer decreased 18.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 98 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elmer.

Communities Also Named Elmer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Elmer - they are located in California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Elmer ...

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

  • Kirksville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Macon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
    • Macon is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,341 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon <5>
  • La Plata
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Bevier
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevier have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevier
    • Bevier is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bevier <5>
  • Novinger
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novinger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novinger
    • Novinger is located in Adair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
  • Bucklin
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucklin
    • Bucklin is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
  • Atlanta
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
  • Callao
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Brashear
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brashear have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brashear
    • Brashear is located in Adair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
  • New Cambria
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cambria <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elmer ...

Looking for more information about Elmer? 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 Elmer, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elmer.

Adding Elmer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elmer 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 Elmer was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Elmer post office opened in 1889.

We also found Elmer in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Elmer.

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Macon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elmer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elmer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Elmer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elmer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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