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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).

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

Telephone 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 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 [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
  • Belington [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
    • Belington [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<7>
  • Parsons [Tucker County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsons have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
    • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<7>
  • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Elkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Elkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Elkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
      • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Elkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<7>
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Elkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • 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.

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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: 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 '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- 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkins

Our 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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