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Welcome to Elf ...

Elf is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Elf is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Elf: (828)

Communities near Elf ...

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

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Elf
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Jacksonville [Towns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Towns County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Elf
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
  • Owltown [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
    • Owltown [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Elf
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
  • Andrews [Cherokee County]
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    • Andrews [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Elf
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Young Harris [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Harris
      • Young Harris [Towns County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Elf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Harris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Young Harris<6>
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Elf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<6>
    • Hiawassee [Towns County]
    • Blairsville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Elf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blairsville<6>
    • Hayesville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayesville
      • Hayesville [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Elf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayesville<6>
    • Warne [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warne
      • Warne [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Elf
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warne have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warne<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elf ...

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

Adding Elf to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elf 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 Elf was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elf on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Clay, 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 Elf - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Elf) 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 Elf. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElfOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elf. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0218, Longitude: -83.7477       In this case, the coordinates for Elf 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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