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Welcome to Elk Garden ...
The town of Elk Garden is located in Mineral County<1>.
The location of Elk Garden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Elk Garden: Elk Gdn. (or less commonly used: Elk Gardn., Elk Grden. or Elk Grdn.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Elk Garden has a population of 212 people<3> (see below for details).
Elk Garden is 2,260 feet [689 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Elk Garden is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Elk Garden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Elk Garden: (304) and (681)<5>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Elk Garden, you might get a feel for its origin by knowing that their post office opened in 1881.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elk Garden had an population of 212 people. This is a decrease of 8.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.3% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk Garden had a population of 232 people. This makes Elk Garden the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Elk Garden represents 0.01% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 232 people, the population of Elk Garden increased 6.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 217 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Garden.
Communities Also Named Elk Garden ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Elk Garden - it's located in Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elk Garden.
Communities near Elk Garden ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elk Garden.
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 Garden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elk Garden.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk Garden. 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 Garden.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Garden. See our Newspapers Page for Elk Garden.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Garden ...
Looking for more information about Elk Garden? 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 Garden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk Garden.
Adding Elk Garden to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elk Garden 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 that we've found for Elk Garden was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8> From that list, the Elk Garden post office opened in 1881.
We also found Elk Garden in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elk Garden.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Mar 2023