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Welcome to Elgood ...

Elgood is located in Mercer County<1>.

Elgood is 2,810 feet [856 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Elgood is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Elgood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Elgood: (304) and (681)<3>

Communities near Elgood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elgood.

  • Bluefield
  • Princeton
  • Pearisburg
  • Hinton
  • Narrows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Narrows lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Elgood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<5>
  • Pembroke
  • Athens
  • Rich Creek
  • Peterstown
  • Matoaka
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
    • Matoaka lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Elgood.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka

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 Elgood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elgood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elgood. 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 Elgood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elgood. See our Newspapers Page for Elgood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elgood ...

Looking for more information about Elgood? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Elgood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elgood.

Adding Elgood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elgood 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 Elgood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Elgood post office opened in 1885.

We also found Elgood in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Elgood.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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- Elgood) 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 Elgood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElgoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3995, Longitude: -80.9310    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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