Elkins

Elkins was on State Highway 19 three miles north of Lovelady in southern Houston County. It developed around 1900 near a lignite coal mine operated by the Houston County Coal Company. The community was named for William Eli Elkins, superintendent of the mine. At its height during the early 1900s the town had a store and a number of houses. In the early 1990s only a few widely scattered houses remained in the area.

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

No

Place type

Elkins is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.16912900
    Longitude
    -95.46453500

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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