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Welcome to Elk ...

Elk is located in Spokane County<1>.

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 boundaries of the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Elk: 99009<3>

Communities Also Named Elk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

  • Deer Park [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Spokane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Spirit Lake [Kootenai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Lake
    • Spirit Lake [Kootenai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spirit Lake<5>
  • Newport [Pend Oreille County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport [Pend Oreille County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Oldtown [Bonner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtown
    • Oldtown [Bonner County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldtown<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grays Landing [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Landing
      • Grays Landing [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Landing
    • Chattaroy [Spokane County]
    • Clavton [Stevens County]
    • Blanchard [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
      • Blanchard [Bonner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<5>
    • Clayton [Stevens County]
    • Colbert [Spokane County]

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elk was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Elk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 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, we've provided the following link: 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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