There is also a VFW, Volunteer Fire Station, and other amenities. During the summer Elk holds Elk Days, when it celebrates Fathers' Day and the community's rich history. The community gathers, usually at Elk Park, to celebrate with various vendors and festivities often including a car show and parade.
The community was originally named Peddit's Township of Elk.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elk, Washington
- Sullivan, Julie (March 16, 1989). "Architect builds historical interest with trivia". Spokane Chronicle. pp. S9. Retrieved 2 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Spokane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)