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Welcome to Elgin ...

Elgin is located in Grand County<1>.

Elgin is 4,070 feet [1,241 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Elgin is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Elgin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Elgin: (435)

Communities Also Named Elgin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named Elgin: This one is located in Grand County and the other is located in Emery County.

Beyond Utah, there are 39 communities that are also named Elgin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Elgin ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Elgin.

  • Sphinx [Emery County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
    • Sphinx [Emery County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Elgin
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sphinx. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Brendel [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brendel
    • Brendel [Grand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Elgin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brendel
  • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Elgin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
  • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
    • Valley City [Grand County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Elgin
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Woodside [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Emery County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Elgin
      • Former name for Woodside:
      • Lower Crossing
    • Sego [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sego
      • Sego [Grand County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the east of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sego have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Sego:
      • Ballard
      • Neslin
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Grassy [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Emery County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Elgin
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grassy. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elgin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elgin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elgin ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Grand, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Elgin) 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 Elgin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elgin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9870, Longitude: -110.1457    
<4>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.
<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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