Elkhart

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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Elkhart is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.62796810
    Longitude
    -95.57896800

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Elkhart by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Elkhart
Pop. Year Source
1,314 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,371 2010 Texas Demographic Center
1,215 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,076 1990 Texas Demographic Center