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Welcome to Elkhorn ...

Elkhorn is located in McDowell County<1>.

Elkhorn is 1,980 feet [604 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Elkhorn: (304) & (681)<3>

Adding Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Elkhorn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Elkhorn - they are located in Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Elkhorn ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkhorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<5>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Elkhorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<5>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkhorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<5>
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
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    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Elkhorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Welch [McDowell County]
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      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Elkhorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<5>
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Elkhorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<5>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Elkhorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • War [McDowell County]
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      • War [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Elkhorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Elkhorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<5>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkhorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkhorn ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elkhorn. 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 McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkhorn - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elkhorn) 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 Elkhorn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkhorn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkhorn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3863, Longitude: -81.4112    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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