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Elk Park, North Carolina
(Avery County)

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The location of Elk Park

Welcome to Elk Park ...

The town of Elk Park is located in Avery County.

The location of Elk Park has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elk Park has a population of 445 people<2> (see below for details).

Elk Park is 3,160 feet [963 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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 is located in the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elk Park had an population of 445 people. This is a decrease of 1.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.05% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elk Park. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Park.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Elk Park ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shell Creek   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Park

Located in Carter County (TN)

Boone   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Elk Park

Located in Watauga County

Elizabethton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Park

Located in Carter County (TN)

Unicoi   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Elk Park

Located in Unicoi County (TN)

Woodby Hill   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Elk Park

Located in Carter County (TN)

Spruce Pine   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Elk Park

Located in Mitchell County

Norris   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Elk Park

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Trade   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Elk Park

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Roan Mountain   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Park

Located in Carter County (TN)

Blowing Rock   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Elk Park

Located in Caldwell County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elk Park.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Park.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Park - 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' (or 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 Park

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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