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Welcome to Elkton ...

The town of Elkton is located in Rockingham County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elkton has a population of 2,909 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elkton.

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.

The ZIP code for Elkton: 22827<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elkton had an population of 2,909 people. This is an increase of 6.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.46% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 2,042 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Elkton ...

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

  • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
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    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Elkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<6>
  • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
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    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Elkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,162 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<6>
  • Luray [Page County]
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    • Luray [Page County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Elkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<6>
  • Broadway [Rockingham County]
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    • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Elkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,995 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grottoes [Augusta County]
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      • Grottoes [Augusta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Elkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,864 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<6>
    • Timberville [Rockingham County]
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      • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Elkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<6>
    • Shenandoah [Page County]
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      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Elkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • New Market [Shenandoah County]
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      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Elkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<6>
    • Stanley [Page County]
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      • Stanley [Page County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Elkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<6>
    • Dayton [Rockingham County]
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      • Dayton [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Elkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<6>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elkton.

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

Adding Elkton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elkton 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 Elkton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elkton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Mentions & References for Elkton

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

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.va.us/

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 Rockingham, 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 Elkton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkton - 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 Elkton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elkton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elkton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElktonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4095, Longitude: -78.6188    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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