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Welcome to Elkins ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Elkins has a population of 7,047 people<1> (see below for details).

Elkins is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Elkins: 26241<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkins had a population of 7,094 people (which is 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 (that had a count of 7,032 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Elkins had an population of 7,047 people. This is a decrease of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.21% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Elkins ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hambleton   [Map]   217   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   257   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Junior   [Map]   487   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mill Creek   [Map]   696   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elkins. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Elkins. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Elkins. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elkins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9242, Longitude: -79.8529     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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