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Our Genealogy Helper for Elk ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Elk (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Elk. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Elk is located in Spokane County.

To see how the shape of Washington's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Spokane County: Benewah (ID), Bonner (ID), Kootenai (ID), Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens & Whitman.

Below are the counties that are near Elk. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Elk:

  • Spokane County     (The home county of Elk)
    • Grays Landing [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Landing
      • Grays Landing [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Landing
    • Chattaroy [Spokane County]
    • Deer Park [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Spokane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<2>
    • Colbert [Spokane County]
    • Green Bluff [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Bluff
      • Green Bluff [Spokane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Bluff
    • Peone [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peone
      • Peone [Spokane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peone
    • Dartford [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartford
      • Dartford [Spokane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartford
    • Mead [Spokane County]
    • Fairwood [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairwood
      • Fairwood [Spokane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairwood
    • Newman Lake [Spokane County]
    • Country Homes [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Homes
      • Country Homes [Spokane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Homes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Homes
    • Nine Mile Falls [Spokane County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Long Lake [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Reardan [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reardan
      • Reardan [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reardan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reardan<2>
  • Pend Oreille County
    • Camden [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Pend Oreille County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Newport [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Pend Oreille County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<2>
    • Dalkena [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalkena
      • Dalkena [Pend Oreille County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalkena
    • Usk [Pend Oreille County]
    • Cusick [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusick
      • Cusick [Pend Oreille County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusick<2>
  • Stevens County
    • Clavton [Stevens County]
    • Clayton [Stevens County]
    • Loon Lake [Stevens County]
    • Tumtum [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumtum
      • Tumtum [Stevens County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumtum
    • Springdale [Stevens County]
    • Kulzer [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulzer
      • Kulzer [Stevens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kulzer
    • Grays [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays
      • Grays [Stevens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays
    • Valley [Stevens County]
    • Ford [Stevens County]
    • Waits [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waits
      • Waits [Stevens County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waits
    • Chewelah [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewelah
      • Chewelah [Stevens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chewelah<2>
    • Addy [Stevens County]
  • Bonner County (ID)
    • Blanchard [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
      • Blanchard [Bonner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<2>
    • Oldtown [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtown
      • Oldtown [Bonner County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldtown<2>
    • Priest River [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priest River
      • Priest River [Bonner County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priest River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priest River<2>
    • Laclede [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laclede
      • Laclede [Bonner County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laclede have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laclede
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laclede<2>
    • Careywood [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Careywood
      • Careywood [Bonner County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Careywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Careywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Careywood<2>
    • Wrencoe [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrencoe
      • Wrencoe [Bonner County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrencoe
    • Cocolalla [Bonner County]
    • Sagle [Bonner County]
    • Dover [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Bonner County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<2>
    • Coolin [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolin
      • Coolin [Bonner County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolin<2>
    • Sandpoint [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandpoint
      • Sandpoint [Bonner County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandpoint
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandpoint<2>
    • Ponderay [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderay
      • Ponderay [Bonner County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponderay<2>
  • Kootenai County (ID)
    • Spirit Lake [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Lake
      • Spirit Lake [Kootenai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spirit Lake<2>
    • Echo Beach [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Beach
      • Echo Beach [Kootenai County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Beach
    • Hauser [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hauser
      • Hauser [Kootenai County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hauser have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hauser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hauser<2>
    • Sturgeon [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon
      • Sturgeon [Kootenai County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgeon
    • Rathdrum [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rathdrum
      • Rathdrum [Kootenai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rathdrum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rathdrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rathdrum<2>
    • Coeur d'Alene Junction [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeur d'Alene Junction
      • Coeur d'Alene Junction [Kootenai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coeur d'Alene Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeur d'Alene Junction
    • State Line Village [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Line Village
      • State Line Village [Kootenai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Line Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Line Village
    • State Line [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Line
      • State Line [Kootenai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Line have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Line
    • Post Falls [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Falls
      • Post Falls [Kootenai County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Post Falls<2>
    • Athol [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
      • Athol [Kootenai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athol<2>
    • Garwood [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garwood
      • Garwood [Kootenai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garwood
    • Hayden [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Kootenai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Elk, see our County-by-County Page for Elk.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Elk ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Elk. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Elk and those printed in the larger area surrounding Elk.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 35 miles [56.3 km] of Elk.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Elk:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Idaho
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Elk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elk.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Elk covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Milan Cemetery
  • Kelly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kelly Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kelly Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Cemetery
  • Chattaroy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chattaroy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chattaroy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chattaroy Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Elk.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chattaroy Cemetery
  • Woodland Cemetery
  • Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zion Hill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Elk.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill Cemetery
  • Wayside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wayside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wayside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wayside Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Wild Rose Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wild Rose Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wild Rose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wild Rose Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rose Cemetery
    • Newport Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newport Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Newport Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport Cemetery
    • Williams Valley Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Valley Hillside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Valley Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Valley Hillside Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Valley Hillside Cemetery
    • Peone Cemetery
    • Spokane Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spokane Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spokane Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spokane Evergreen Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spokane Evergreen Cemetery
    • Mt. St. Michael Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. St. Michael Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. St. Michael Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. St. Michael Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. St. Michael Cemetery
    • Orchard Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orchard Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orchard Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Orchard Prairie Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Prairie Cemetery
    • Pleasant Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Prairie Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Prairie Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Elk in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elk.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Elk, with the one closest to Elk listed first.

  • Chattaroy [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chattaroy
    • Chattaroy [Spokane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chattaroy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chattaroy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chattaroy<2>
  • Deer Park [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Spokane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<2>
  • Buckeye [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Spokane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Elk
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buckeye had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Hazard [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard [Spokane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hazard had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazard
  • Peone [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peone
    • Peone [Spokane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Elk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peone had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peone
  • Loon Lake [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loon Lake
    • Loon Lake [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Elk
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loon Lake had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loon Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loon Lake<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Mead [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mead
      • Mead [Spokane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mead had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mead<2>
    • Hauser [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hauser
      • Hauser [Kootenai County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hauser had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hauser have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Priest River [Bonner County]
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      • Priest River [Bonner County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,930 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Priest River had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Springdale [Stevens County]
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      • Springdale [Stevens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 520 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springdale had a post office and railroad service
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    • Rathdrum [Kootenai County]
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      • Rathdrum [Kootenai County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,419 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rathdrum had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rathdrum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valley [Stevens County]
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      • Valley [Stevens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Spokane [Spokane County]
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      • Spokane [Spokane County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19,922 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 222,050 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spokane had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ramsey [Kootenai County]
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      • Ramsey [Kootenai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ramsey had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramsey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Spokane [Spokane County]
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      • East Spokane [Spokane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Elk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Spokane had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Elk. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elk.

Mentions & References for Elk

Communities in Washington

About Spokane County

About Washington

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

The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Elk) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0164, Longitude: -117.2764    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Elk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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