Elk City is an unincorporated census-designated place in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 202. [2 ] [3 ]
Geography [ edit ]
Elk City is located at
, 45°49′37″N 115°26′12″W / 45.82694°N 115.43667°W at an [4 ] elevation of 4,006 feet (1,221 m) above sea level. Located at the eastern end of State Highway 14, it is 50 miles (80 km) east of Grangeville, the nearest city. Elk City has a post office with ZIP code 83525. [5 ]
Climate [ edit ]
climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elk City has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. [6 ]
History [ edit ]
2-119-DSCN0586 Gold Mill near Elk City Idaho
Elk City was the site of a gold strike in 1861, as prospectors rushed south from
Pierce, two years before the formation of the Idaho Territory. In the 1870s, Chinese miners leased the claims but were later driven out by mistreatment. Quartz lode operations began in 1902 and dredging in 1935. [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25 . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau . Retrieved 22 March 2011.
^ a b Spokesman-Review - 2010 census - Elk City, Idaho - accessed 2011-12-27
^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12 . Retrieved 2011-04-23.
^ ZIP Code Lookup
^ Climate Summary for Elk City, Idaho
^ "Idaho for the Curious", by Cort Conley, ©1982, ISBN 0-9603566-3-0, p.129
^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 97.
External links [ edit ]