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Elkhorn, Nebraska
(Douglas County)

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The location of Elkhorn

Welcome to Elkhorn ...

The city of Elkhorn is located in Douglas County.

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

Elkhorn was established in 1865.

The community of Elkhorn is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Elkhorn: (402) & (531)<3>

Communities near Elkhorn ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Omaha   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the East (E) of Elkhorn

Bellevue   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Elkhorn

Located in Sarpy County

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elkhorn

Located in Dodge County

Papillion   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elkhorn

Located in Sarpy County

La Vista   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elkhorn

Located in Sarpy County

Ralston   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Elkhorn

Gretna   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Elkhorn

Located in Sarpy County

Wahoo   [Map]

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

Located in Saunders County

Carter Lake   [Map]

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

Located in Pottawattamie County (IA)

Valley   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elkhorn

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

Communities Also Named Elkhorn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Nebraska communities named Elkhorn: This one is located in Douglas County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Nebraska, there are 24 communities that are also named Elkhorn - they are located in Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana (2), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Elkhorn ...

Official Website:

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 Elkhorn. 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 Elkhorn. 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 Elkhorn.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elkhorn:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkhorn ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elkhorn:

The official website for Douglas County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkhorn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<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- Elkhorn) 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 Elkhorn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkhorn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkhorn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2581, Longitude: -96.2539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkhorn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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