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Welcome to Elberton ...

Elberton is located in Whitman County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Elberton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Elberton is 2,190 feet [668 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Elberton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Elberton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Elberton: (509)

Communities Also Named Elberton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elberton - they are located in Georgia and Iowa.

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

Communities near Elberton ...

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

  • Pullman
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Colfax
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Palouse
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Potlatch
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Tekoa
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Garfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Albion
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Saint John
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Rosalia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Oakesdale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elberton ...

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

Adding Elberton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Elberton mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Elberton.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elberton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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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