Elk Creek, Missouri

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Elk Creek, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Elk Creek, Missouri is located in Missouri
Elk Creek, Missouri
Elk Creek, Missouri
Location within the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 37°11′20″N 91°59′50″W / 37.18889°N 91.99722°W / 37.18889; -91.99722Coordinates: 37°11′20″N 91°59′50″W / 37.18889°N 91.99722°W / 37.18889; -91.99722
Country United States
State Missouri
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Elk Creek is an unincorporated community in Texas County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is about nine miles south of Houston.

A post office called Elk Creek has been in operation since 1860.[2] The community was so named on account of the elk once abundant in the area.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elk Creek, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 368.