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Welcome to Elko ...

The town of Elko is located in Barnwell County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Elko, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1871.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elko has a population of 180 people<2> (see below for details).

Elko is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Elko: (803)

The ZIP code for Elko: 29826<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elko had an population of 180 people. This is a decrease of 6.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elko had a population of 193 people. This makes Elko the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 193 people, the population of Elko decreased 8.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 212 people).

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

Communities Also Named Elko ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Elko - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

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

Communities near Elko ...

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

  • Barnwell
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Denmark
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • New Ellenton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Blackville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Wagener
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Springfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Salley
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Hilda
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Neeses
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Norway
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elko ...

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

Adding Elko to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elko 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 Elko was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Elko post office opened in 1871.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Elko.

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

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Barnwell, 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 Elko.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elko - 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 town (such as Elko). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elko 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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