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Welcome to Elk Creek ...

Elk Creek is located in Grayson County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Elk Creek: Elk Crk. (or less commonly used: Elk Ck. or Elk Cr.)

Elk Creek is 2,620 feet [799 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Elk Creek is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Elk Creek lies within the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Elk Creek: 24326<3>

Communities Also Named Elk Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Elk Creek - they are located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Elk Creek ...

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

  • Wytheville [Wythe County]
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    • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Elk Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<5>
  • Galax [Galax City]
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    • Galax [Galax City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Elk Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<5>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Elk Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<5>
  • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
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    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Elk Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,448 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Elk Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<5>
    • Fries [Grayson County]
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      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Elk Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<5>
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Elk Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<5>
    • Speedwell [Wythe County]
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      • Speedwell [Wythe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Elk Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
    • Baywood [Grayson County]
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      • Baywood [Grayson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Elk Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baywood
    • Crockett [Wythe County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Creek ...

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

Adding Elk Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elk Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elk Creek was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elk Creek on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Grayson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Elk Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elk Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Elk Creek) 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 Elk Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7217, Longitude: -81.1777    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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