Main Street

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 or visit the Facade Grant/Historic Resources page on this website. 

Buildings in downtown Elkin are included in a Municipal Service District (MSD), which provides 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 reinvested back into the district. To see some recent projects in downtown, please click here.  There is an MSD boundary map below. 

Downtown Elkin, bordered by two rivers (Big Elkin Creek and the Yadkin River), offers kayaking and hiking trails (the Overmountain Victory TrailDaniel 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. You'll find various maps below, but you can also check the Elkin Valley Trails Association website, which updates their trail maps often. Click here for printer-friendly maps.

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. 

Map Resources:

Municipal Service District and Historic District Map

Downtown Fire 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)

Civil War Markers

Downtown Properties for Sale or Lease

Looking for buildings for sale or lease in downtown? 

  • Contact Laura Gaylord, Main Street & Community Manager for the Town of Elkin at or call 336-258-8908 to obtain a current listing of all properties available in the downtown district, including those listed as For Sale or Lease by Owner. 
Looking to open a business in downtown? Use this handy checklist.  Click here

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*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.


Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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