1874 Stokenbury Road

Elkins AR 72727

The town of Elkins was established when the St Paul Branch railroad was routed west of the White River rather than through Maguiretown to the east of the river. A post office named Hood was first established in 1885 and four years later the name changed to Elkins. A Boone's Grove post office also existed in the area from 1857 to 1868.

The 1892-93 Polk Business Directory still lists Hood rather than Elkins. In 1892, Hood had two general stores, a grocer, wagonmaker and physician. In 1900, Elkins had a hotel, four general stores, a cooper, blacksmith, physician and a carpenter. B.F.Williams was physician in both cases. Population was listed as 50 in both cases.

Washington County Postoffices and Postmasters 1829-1976 by Deane Carter, published 1976 by Washington Co Historical Society
R.L.Polk's Arkansas Gazetteer and Business Directory 1892-1893:Washington County Towns Flashback Fall 2007
A Business Directory of 1900 Flashback February 1952

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