Elkatawa, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Elkatawa is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Elkatawa is located in the US
Elkatawa (the US)
Coordinates: 37°33′25″N 83°25′37″W / 37.55694°N 83.42694°W / 37.55694; -83.42694Coordinates: 37°33′25″N 83°25′37″W / 37.55694°N 83.42694°W / 37.55694; -83.42694
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Breathitt
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 491681[1]

Elkatawa is an unincorporated community and coal town in Breathitt County, Kentucky, United States.[2]

A post office was established in 1891, with Eli C. Jones postmaster. The name Elkatawa is possibly a corruption of Tenskwatawa.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elkatawa, Kentucky
  2. ^ Latitude.to. "Find GPS coordinates for any address or location". latitude.to. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 91. Retrieved 2013-04-28.