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Welcome to Elkwater ...

Elkwater is located in Randolph County<1>.

Elkwater is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Elkwater is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Elkwater: (304) and (681)<3>

Communities Also Named Elkwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Elkwater - it's located in Alberta.

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

Communities near Elkwater ...

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

  • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Elkwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Beverly [Randolph County]
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    • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Elkwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<6>
  • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<6>
  • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Elkwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Elkwater
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Elkwater
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkwater ...

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

Adding Elkwater to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Elkwater

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About West Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elkwater. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkwater - 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- Elkwater) 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 Elkwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElkwaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6361, Longitude: -80.0083    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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