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Welcome to Elk ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Elk, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.
Elk is 1,840 feet [561 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Elk lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Elk is within the (509) area code.
The ZIP code for Elk: 99009<3>
Communities Also Named Elk ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Elk - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elk.
Communities near Elk ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elk.
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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elk.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk. 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.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk. See our Newspapers Page for Elk.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk ...
Looking for more information about Elk? 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, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk.
Adding Elk to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elk 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 Elk was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Elk.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Feb 2024