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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