Downtown Elkins Historic Walking Tour
204 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
The downtown Elkins you see today is only about 120 years old. Elkins was a planned city, laid out from the very beginning as a railroad community. The majority of the downtown area, including the old rail yard, is located upon a 163-acre tract. Downtown Elkins Historic District is a national historic district in Elkins. It encompasses 65 contributing buildings in the central business district of Elkins. Most of the commercial buildings were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century.
To this day, Elkins continues to shine as the business and cultural hub of Randolph County. While the purpose of some buildings have changed, walking through downtown will still give you a glimpse of what life used to be like in this industrial city and how, over 100 years later, social, cultural, and commercial sense are alive and thriving in the new age.
Download the pdf version of the walking tour brochure, Historic Elkins Walking Tour.