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Welcome to Elk ...

Elk is located in Spokane County<1>.



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.

  • Deer Park
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Spirit Lake
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Lake
    • Spirit Lake is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spirit Lake <4>
  • Newport
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Pend Oreille County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,266 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport <4>
  • Oldtown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtown
    • Oldtown is located in Bonner County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldtown <4>
  • Grays Landing
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Landing
    • Grays Landing is located in Spokane County
  • Chattaroy
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Clavton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Blanchard
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
    • Blanchard is located in Bonner County (ID)
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard <4>
  • Clayton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Colbert
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)

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.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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