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Welcome to Elk ...

Elk is located in Tucker County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Elk, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Elk is 2,530 feet [771 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Elk is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Elk: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Elk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Elk: This one is located in Tucker County and the other is located in Kanawha County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 17 communities that are also named Elk - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Elk ...

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

  • Elkins [Randolph County]
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    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Elk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<6>
  • Parsons [Tucker County]
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    • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<6>
  • Davis [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
    • Davis [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Elk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<6>
  • Thomas [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Elk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bayard [Grant County]
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      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
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      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
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      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
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      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<6>
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk ...

Looking for more information about Elk? 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 Elk, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elk.

Adding Elk to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elk in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elk was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Mentions & References for Elk

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

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 Tucker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 drawn 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: 39.0215, Longitude: -79.5366       In this case, the coordinates for Elk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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