Downtown Elkin Reference Maps
Elkin is a member of the NC Main Street Program* and the downtown, as well as some adjoining residential neighborhoods, are registered as historical districts on the National Register of Historic Places. For historical information on Elkin's buildings, please contact Elkin's Main Street & Community Manager.
Buildings in downtown Elkin are included in the Municipal Service District (MSD), which provide funding for the Main Street Advisory Board to allocate improvements in the downtown. All building owners in the MSD pay a small tax of 10 cents per $100.00 in assessed building value, which is then invested back into the district. To see some recent projects in downtown, please click here.
Downtown Elkin, bordered by two rivers (Big Elkin Creek and the Yadkin River), offers kayaking and hiking trails (the Overmountain Victory Trail, Daniel Boone Trail, NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and the Yadkin River Blue Trail) and is included in Surry County's Scenic Bikeway Trail route. The Yadkin Valley Scenic Byway route begins in downtown Elkin, as well.
At the far east end of Main Street, is the Chatham Manufacturing Plant property. The Town of Elkin is looking for interested developers for this large mill property, where numerous buildings would be a good fit for downtown apartments/lofts, satellite college campus, retirement village, production studios, artist or maker spaces, or viticulture related business ventures, to name a few. If interested, please contact Leslie Schlender, the Town of Elkin's Economic Development Director.
*As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Elkin is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Municipal Service District and Historic District Map
Downtown Topography Map
Downtown Birds Eye View including Chatham Mill property
North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Surry County Scenic Bike Route thru Elkin
Yadkin River Blue Trail
Overmountain Victory Trail (1780)
NC DOT Scenic Byway Guidebook (look for Yadkin Valley route)
Downtown Properties for Sale or Lease
Realtors that offer buildings for sale or lease in downtown:
- Underdown Ball Realty at www.underdownball.com
- Basin Creek Realty at www.basincreekrealty.com
- Contact Laura Gaylord, Main Street & Community Manager for the Town of Elkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-794-6469 to obtain a current listing of all properties available in the downtown district, including those listed as For Sale by Owner.