Elkhart is at the intersection of State Highway 294 and U.S. Highway 287, eleven miles south of Palestine in southern Anderson County. In 1851 members of Daniel Parker's Pilgrim community moved to land around Boxy Creek to take advantage of the new post office and a newly established railroad. With the efforts of a friendly Indian, the newcomers settled into a community that continued to survive. They named the town after the Indian. A nearby spa served many socialites with its excellent mineral waters.
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|1,314||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,371||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,215||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,076||1990||Texas Demographic Center|