Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Elkhorn City, Kentucky
Elkhorn City, Kentucky

Elkhorn City is a Pike county town about 20 miles southeast of Pikeville at the confluence of Elkhorn Creek and Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River. It was founded about 1810. Through the years the town was known as Elkhorn, Praise, and finally Elkhorn City. Elkhorn City was incorporated in 1912. The Praise post office opened in 1882 and was renamed Elkhorn City in 1952. The population in 2010 was 982.

Breaks Interstate Park is located just southeast of Elkhorn City on the Kentucky-Virginia border. The Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail begins on the southeast edge of town.

Elkhorn City has been designated a Kentucky Trail Town.


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