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Elkhorn City
Pike County, Kentucky


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Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Elkhorn City is approximately 813 (1990), 982 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 391 (1990), 398 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elkhorn City is 4.926 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elkhorn City to Washington DC is 321 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 155 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elkhorn City is positioned 37.30 degrees north of the equator and 82.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near the Virginia state line in eastern Kentucky.
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History & History Related Items

Try this page for great pictures of Old Elkhorn City as well as historical information.
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The Swift Silver Mine near Elkhorn.

The Potter Flats area of the Breaks Interstate Park.
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Elkhorn City Community Events

Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc.
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month
Place: Elkhorn City Senior Citizen Center
1035 Elkhorn Creek Road
Time: 7:00 pm
Sponsored by: Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc., is to protect and to preserve the history, culture and natural beauty of the Elkhorn City area. These broad goals are to be achieved by implementing an overall plan that is to include the following:
1. Develop strong inter-relationships and work cooperatively with Elkhorn City Government to make the Elkhorn City Area a better place to live. 2. Keep the citizens of the Elkhorn City Area informed as to the activities of the Elkhorn City area Heritage Council. 3. Have seminars and meetings with all of our citizens and young people to instill pride in our past and present and work toward a better quality of life for the future of our citizens. 4. The citizens of the Elkhorn City Area will have an opportunity to participate in the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council through membership to discuss and prepare recommendations for the future. 5. Citizen interest and participation is very important to the success of improving the quality of life where we live. 6. Explore the availability of funds from the Federal, State and County to beautify and make our community more attractive. 7. To formulate, implement and target types of activities that encourage positive momentum with available opportunities. 8. To promote the natural beauty of the Elkhorn City area through tourism opportunities and the promotion of Eco-Tourism. 9. To work toward the establishment of an Elkhorn City Area Heritage Center, in which, the beauty and mystery of the area can be displayed in a museum setting, highlighting the history of the railroad, coal mining, logging, the multiple uses of the river, local tales of treasure and other mountain lore.

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