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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Elk, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elk and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Elk:
    • 48.016375, -117.276372
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Elk
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Elk ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Elk.

Within Washington, the name Elk is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Elk [Winston County].
    • Arkansas
      • Pike County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Elk [Pike County].
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Elk is located in Fresno County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<3> to the south of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Elk.
      • Mendocino County
      • This Elk is located in Mendocino County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the south southwest of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Elk.
    • Indiana
      • Morgan County
      • This Elk is located in Morgan County and lies 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km]<3> to the east of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Elk.
    • Kansas
      • Chase County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Chase County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chase County community of Elk.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Elk is located in Cecil County and lies 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km]<3> to the east of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Elk.
    • Michigan
      • Genesee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Elk [Genesee County].
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Elk [Gloucester County].
    • New Mexico
      • Chaves County
      • This Elk is located in Chaves County and lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km]<3> to the southeast of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chaves County community of Elk.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Elk [Cattaraugus County].
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Elk is located in Noble County and lies 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km]<3> to the east of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Elk.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Elk [Clarion County].
    • Texas
      • McLennan County
      • This Elk is located in McLennan County and lies 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km]<3> to the southeast of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLennan County community of Elk.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Elk is located in Kanawha County and lies 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km]<3> to the east of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Elk.
      • Tucker County
      • This Elk is located in Tucker County and lies 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the east of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tucker County community of Elk.
    • Wyoming
      • Teton County
      • This Elk is located in Teton County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<3> to the southeast of the Elk that is located in Spokane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Elk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elk ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Buckeye [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Spokane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Elk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Deer Park [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Spokane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> 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>
  • Deer Valley [Pend Oreille County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Valley
    • Deer Valley [Pend Oreille County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Elk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Valley
  • Diamond Lake [Pend Oreille County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Lake
    • Diamond Lake [Pend Oreille County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Elk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Lake
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Grahams [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahams
      • Grahams [Pend Oreille County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahams have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahams
    • Grays Landing [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Landing
      • Grays Landing [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Landing
    • Green Bluff [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Bluff
      • Green Bluff [Spokane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Elk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Bluff
    • Pocahontas Bay [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas Bay
      • Pocahontas Bay [Spokane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas Bay
    • Tweedie [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tweedie
      • Tweedie [Pend Oreille County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tweedie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tweedie

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Elk. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Spokane (WA) on February 17, 1905 (a Friday) and died in Spokane (WA) on November 1, 1944 (a Wednesday) at the age of 39. He is buried at Fairmount Memorial Park (Spokane County, Washington).
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Arthur 'Big Ed' Brandt<6>
    • Leon Joseph Cadore     (Professional baseball)
    • Albert J. 'Curley' Dresden     (Actor)
    • Frankie Fontaine     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Cambridge (MA) on April 19, 1920 (a Monday) and died in Spokane (WA) on August 4, 1978 (a Friday) at the age of 58.
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Fontaine<6>
    • Clifton James     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Clifton James
      • Actor. He was born in Spokane (WA) on May 29, 1920 (a Saturday) and died in Gladstone (OR) on April 15, 2017 (a Saturday) at the age of 96. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifton James<6>
    • Catherine Lee 'Cathy' Lewis     (Actress)
    • Darren McGavin     (Actor)
    • John McIntire     (Actor)
    • Seena Owen     (Actress, screenwriter)
      • Born: Signe Auen
      • Actress, screenwriter. She was born in Spokane (WA) on November 14, 1894 (a Wednesday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on August 15, 1966 (a Monday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Seena Owen<6>
    • Jay Harris Pickett     (Actor, writer, producer)
      • Actor, writer, producer. He was born in Spokane (WA) on February 10, 1961 (a Friday) and died in Oreana (ID) on July 30, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 60. The body was cremated.
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Harris Pickett<6>
    • Amzie Strickland     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on January 10, 1919 (a Friday) and died in Spokane (WA) on July 5, 2006 (a Wednesday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Spokane is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amzie Strickland<6>

How Far From Elk to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Elk to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Elk and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Spokane, which is the Seat of Spokane County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Elk to Spokane, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 270 miles [434.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 82 days and walking would take 119 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,662 miles [10,721.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,428 miles [11,954.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,505 miles [8,859.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Elk could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elk) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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    
<4>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.
<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 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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Elk to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.74 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.669 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.429 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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