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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).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elk Garden.

Elk Garden is 2,260 feet [689 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude 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

Area codes for Elk Garden: (304) & (681)<5>

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 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 (with a count of 217 people).

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

Adding Elk Garden to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Elk Garden elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elk Garden on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elk Garden on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Elk Garden ...

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

  • Keyser [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
    • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Elk Garden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Elk Garden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
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    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Elk Garden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
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  • Westernport [Allegany County]
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    • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Elk Garden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
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      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Elk Garden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<7>
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
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      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Elk Garden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<7>
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
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      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Elk Garden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Barton [Allegany County]
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      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Elk Garden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Midland [Allegany County]
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      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Elk Garden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Elk Garden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in 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.

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mineral, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Garden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Garden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Elk Garden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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