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Elk Garden, West Virginia

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Welcome to Elk Garden ...

The town of Elk Garden is located in Mineral County.

The location of Elk Garden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Elk Garden: Elk Gdn. (or less commonly used: Elk Gardn., Elk Grden. or Elk Grdn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Elk Garden has a population of 220 people<2> (see below for details).

Elk Garden is 2,260 feet [689 m] above sea level.<3> 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)<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Elk Garden had an population of 220 people. This is a decrease of 5.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.38% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Garden.

Communities near Elk Garden ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Elk Garden and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Barton (MD)   [Map]   432   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   369   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   1,128   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Midland (MD)   [Map]   424   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elk Garden.

Communities Also Named Elk Garden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Elk Garden - it's located in Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elk Garden.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elk Garden. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Garden.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Garden.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Garden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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 from Point A (ie- Elk Garden) 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 Garden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk Garden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Garden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3862, Longitude: -79.1556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Garden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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