Elk is an unincorporated town in Mendocino County, California with a population of 208. Mendocino County is a County located on the north coast of the U It is located on the coast at the crossroads of State Route 1 and Philo-Greenwood Road. State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a State highway that runs along much of the Pacific coast of the U Albion, Little River, and Mendocino lie to the north, and Manchester and Point Arena to the south. Albion is an Unincorporated town in Mendocino County, California, USA with a population of 1035 Little River (also known as Littleriver) is a small Unincorporated town in Mendocino County, California, located two miles (3 km south of the Mendocino is a Census-designated place (CDP in Mendocino County, California, United States. Point Arena is a small Coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Inland are Navarro, Philo, and Boonville. Philo is an Unincorporated town in Anderson Valley located in western Mendocino County, California. Boonville is an Unincorporated town in Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, California.
Elk was originally called "Greenwood" after early homesteaders, the Greenwood brothers, sons of mountain man Caleb Greenwood, one of the rescuers of the Donner Party. When the post office was opened there was already another Greenwood in California so it was called Elk Post Office. Eventually the name came to refer to the town. It is an outgrowth of an earlier town called Cuffy's Cove and the cemetery is located at that townsite a mile north of Elk. When a pioneer lumberman was unable to reach a satisfactory deal with the owners of the lumber chutes at Cuffy's Cove to ship out his redwood product, he constructed a wharf out along a string of rocks in the center of what is now Elk. When he built a large steam sawmill and narrow gauge railroad, the new employment drained the town of Cuffy's Cove which was eventually abandoned. That mill was operated from about 1890 until 1930. When it closed in the depression Elk became a ghost town.
Another sawmill was built in about 1953 and one more in 1963. These operated until the late 1960s when the redwood and Douglas fir was mostly logged out. After some quiet times, the town has had a rebirth as a recreation destination. Many of the larger old houses are now Bed & Breakfast inns and the State has acquired the Greenwood Creek beach and the original mill site as a state park.
The ZIP Code is 95432. The community is inside area code 707. North American area code 707 is a California Telephone Area code which covers Napa, Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield
In the state legislature Elk is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. The California State Legislature is the state legislature of the U The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Patricia A Wiggins (born April 19 1940 in Pasadena California) has been a California State Senator since 2006 The California State Assembly is the Lower house of the California State Legislature. Patty Berg (born June 6 1942, Seattle, USA was first elected to the California State Assembly in November 2002 to represent the 1st Assembly Federally, Elk is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson. This page is about California's 1st congressional district You may be looking for California State Route 1. The Cook Partisan Voting Index ( CPVI) sometimes referred to as simply the Partisan Voting Index ( PVI) is a measurement of how strongly an American Michael C Thompson (born January 24, 1951) American politician has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives