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Welcome to Elkins ...

The city of Elkins is located in Randolph County<1> and is the County Seat for Randolph County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elkins has a population of 6,990 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Elkins is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Elkins: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Elkins: 26241<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elkins had an population of 6,990 people. This is a decrease of 1.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkins had a population of 7,094 people (or 24.13% of the total population of Randolph County). This makes Elkins the county's most populous community.

The population of Elkins represents 0.38% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,094 people, the population of Elkins has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,032 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elkins.

Communities Also Named Elkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Elkins - they are located in Arkansas (2), Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico (2), Tennessee (3) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Elkins ...

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

  • Philippi (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkins and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
  • Belington (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
    • Belington lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkins and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<7>
  • Parsons (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
    • Parsons lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkins and is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<7>
  • Mill Creek (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkins and is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Junior (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
    • Junior lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkins and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
  • Hendricks (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
    • Hendricks lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkins and is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
  • Womelsdorf (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
    • Womelsdorf lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Elkins and is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
  • Hambleton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
    • Hambleton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkins and is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
  • Huttonsville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
    • Huttonsville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkins and is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<7>
  • Montrose (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
    • Montrose lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Elkins and is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elkins. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elkins.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkins ...

Looking for more information about Elkins? 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 Elkins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elkins.

Adding Elkins to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elkins 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 Elkins was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elkins on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elkins. 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 Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elkins.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elkins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elkins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elkins) 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 Elkins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElkinsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9252, Longitude: -79.8496    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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