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Elkton, Virginia

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Welcome to Elkton ...

The town of Elkton is located in Rockingham County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Elkton has a population of 2,844 people<2> (see below for details).

Elkton is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Elkton is located in the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkton had a population of 2,726 people. This makes Elkton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Elkton represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,726 people, the population of Elkton increased 33.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,042 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Elkton had an population of 2,844 people. This is an increase of 4.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.28% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Elkton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Bridgewater   [Map]   6,062   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Broadway   [Map]   3,880   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dayton   [Map]   1,606   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grottoes   [Map]   2,795   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harrisonburg   [Map]   54,215   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Luray   [Map]   4,817   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Elkton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Elkton - they are located in Alberta, Colorado (2), Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

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

See 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 Elkton. 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 Elkton. 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 Elkton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkton ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elkton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 from Point A (ie- Elkton) 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 Elkton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4108, Longitude: -78.6174     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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