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Elk Park, North Carolina
(Avery County)

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Welcome to Elk Park ...

The town of Elk Park is located in Avery County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elk Park has a population of 448 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Elk Park is 3,160 feet [963 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Elk Park is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Elk Park lies within the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elk Park had an population of 448 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk Park had a population of 452 people. This makes Elk Park the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 452 people, the population of Elk Park decreased 1.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 459 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Park.

Communities Also Named Elk Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Elk Park: This one is located in Avery County and the other is located in Mitchell County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 4 communities that are also named Elk Park - they are located in Colorado, Montana and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Elk Park ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk Park
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Elk Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Elk Park
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Elk Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<6>
    • Norris [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Elk Park
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Elk Park
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk Park
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<6>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Elk Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Elk Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<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 Elk Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elk Park.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Park ...

Looking for more information about Elk Park? 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 Elk Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk Park.

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About Avery County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

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 Avery, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Elk Park) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elk Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1582, Longitude: -81.9808       In this case, the coordinates for Elk Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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