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Elkton is located in Rockingham County in northern Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The population is approximately 2,900 residents. Formerly known as Conrad's Store, the name of the town was changed to Elkton for Elk Run Stream. It's situated along the south fork of the Shenandoah River at the intersection of east-west U.S. Route 33 and north-south U.S. Route 340. Conrads Store was a general store built in 1812 by George Conrad, who was a son of Captain Stephen Conrad who served during the American Revolution. In 1816, Conrads Store became a U.S. post office. In September 1866, postal service was briefly discontinued at Conrads Store, and intermittently resumed and discontinued over the next decade. Finally, in1881, the name was changed to Elkton, after it became a stop on the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. In January 1881, Elkton established a post office, and it officially incorporated on March 14, 1908.Historic buildings in the town include the Jennings House, built in 1840 by Dr. Samuel B. Jennings, which now houses the local government. Also, the Miller-Kate House was the headquarters of General Stonewall Jackson at the start of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign during the Civil War. Now the house is a town landmark and museum. An interesting note - many visitors report stories of ghosts or unusual behavior while in the Miller-Kate House.

Surrounding areas: Shenandoah, Virginia (5.6 mi), Massanutten Resort, Virginia (7.0 mi), Roaring Run, Virginia (10.4 mi), Stanardsville, Virginia (12.5 mi), Harrisonburg, Virginia (13.7 mi), Old Rag Mountain, Virginia (19.5 mi), Luray, Virginia (19.9 mi)

Elkton Vacation Rentals

Elkton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn85 University BlvdHarrisonburg, VA12.1 mi.(540) 432-1111
Candlewood Suites Harrisonburg1560 Country Club RdHarrisonburg, VA12.2 mi.(757) 952-0115
Candlewood Suites1560 Country Club RdHarrisonburg, VA12.2 mi.(540) 437-1400
Motel 610 Linda LnHarrisonburg, VA12.2 mi.(540) 433-6939
Comfort Inn Harrisonburg1440 E Market StHarrisonburg, VA12.3 mi.(540) 433-6066
Courtyard By Marrott Harrisonburg1890 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA12.3 mi.(540) 432-3031
Holiday Inn Harrisonburg1400 E Market StHarrisonburg, VA12.3 mi.(540) 433-2521
Jameson Inn - Harrisonburg1881 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA12.3 mi.(540) 442-1515
Shoneys Inn45 Burgess RdHarrisonburg, VA12.3 mi.(540) 433-6089
Sleep Inn1891 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA12.3 mi.(540) 433-7100
Affordable Efficiency20 Pleasant HL RdHarrisonburg, VA13.6 mi.(540) 432-7992
Howard Johnson Inn605 PRT Republic RdHarrisonburg, VA13.6 mi.(540) 434-6771
Ramada1 Pleasant Valley RdHarrisonburg, VA15.4 mi.(540) 434-9981
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson27 Covenant DrHarrisonburg, VA15.5 mi.(540) 433-2400
Super 83330 South Main StHarrisonburg, VA15.5 mi.(540) 433-8888
The Village Inn4979 South Valley PikeHarrisonburg, VA16.1 mi.(540) 434-7355
Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley162 W Old Cross RdNew Market, VA16.8 mi.(540) 740-3141
Best Western Charlottesville Airport Inn & Suites5920 Seminole TrlRuckersville, VA19.3 mi.(434) 985-1855
Best Western In Town Of Luray410 W Main StLuray, VA19.6 mi.(540) 743-6511
Days Inn138 Whispering HL RdLuray, VA19.9 mi.(540) 743-4521
The Cardinal Inn1005 East Main StLuray, VA20.4 mi.(888) 648-4633
Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville990 Hilton Heights RdCharlottesville, VA23.1 mi.(434) 973-2121
Courtyard By Marriott638 Hillsdale DrCharlottesville, VA24.4 mi.(434) 973-7100
Fairfield Inn Charlottesville577 Branchlands BlvdCharlottesville, VA24.4 mi.(434) 964-9411
Oakwood Worldwide @ Old Salem2639 Barracks RdCharlottesville, VA24.6 mi.(800) 870-1063
Knights Inn Of Charlottesville1300 Seminole TRLCharlottesville, VA24.7 mi.(434) 973-8133
Sheraton Inn Charlottesville2350 Seminole TRLCharlottesville, VA24.7 mi.(434) 973-2121
Thomas Jefferson Motor Lodge1330 Seminole TRLCharlottesville, VA24.7 mi.(434) 973-2111
Hampton Inn2035 India RdCharlottesville, VA24.9 mi.(434) 978-7888
Holiday Inn - University Area1901 Emmet St NCharlottesville, VA25.0 mi.(800) 242-5973
Best Western MT Vernon1613 Emmet StCharlottesville, VA25.1 mi.(434) 296-5501
Comfort Inn1807 Emmet StCharlottesville, VA25.1 mi.(434) 293-6188
Boar's Head Inn200 Ednam DrCharlottesville, VA25.2 mi.(434) 296-2181
Days Inn University Area1600 Emmet StCharlottesville, VA25.2 mi.(434) 293-9111
Econo Lodge North2014 Holiday DrCharlottesville, VA25.2 mi.(434) 295-3185
Knights Inn70 Lodge Ln I-81 Exit 227Verona, VA25.3 mi.(540) 248-8981
Charlottesville Residence Inn1111 Millmont StCharlottesville, VA25.4 mi.(434) 923-0300
English Inn Of Charlottesville2000 Morton DrCharlottesville, VA25.4 mi.(800) 786-5400
Econo Lodge Charlottesville400 Emmet StCharlottesville, VA26.0 mi.(434) 296-2104
Best Western Cavalier Inn105 Emmet StCharlottesville, VA26.2 mi.(434) 296-8111

Elkton Weather & Climate

North Central Virginia's Piedmont Region has a humid, subtropical climate with four, distinct seasons. Heavy snows are common in the wintertime in the Piedmont region, while the rest of the state may receive only a fraction of snow. Cold air masses arriving from the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially during the winter, can lead to significant snowfall and ice storms from early November to mid-March. Thunderstorms are possible in all months of the year, but more common in the warm, humid days of summer. Although the temperature of Virginia varies according to location, it generally becomes increasingly warmer farther to the south. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from hurricanes and tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 16°F 4.12 in. -
February 37°F 19°F 3.38 in. -
March 45°F 26°F 3.91 in. -
April 55°F 35°F 4.10 in. -
May 64°F 44°F 5.10 in. -
June 71°F 52°F 5.15 in. -
July 75°F 56°F 4.90 in. -
August 73°F 55°F 4.36 in. -
September 67°F 49°F 6.04 in. -
October 57°F 38°F 5.13 in. -
November 48°F 30°F 4.87 in. -
December 38°F 21°F 3.82 in. -

Elkton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located about 17 miles southwest of Elkton in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located approximately 20 miles south of Elkton in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Winchester Regional airport (OKV) located roughly 57 miles northeast of Elkton in Winchester, Virginia, Manassas Regional Harry P Davis Field (HEF) located around 63 miles east of Elkton in Manassas, Virginia, Ingalls Field (HSP) located about 72 miles west of Elkton in Hot Springs, Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 73 miles northeast of Elkton in Washington, District Of Columbia, and finally the Leesburg Executive airport (JYO) located roughly 73 miles northeast of Elkton in Leesburg, Virginia.

Elkton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA73.5 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD84.7 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD114.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Lakeview Golf CourseHarrisonburgVA11.5 mi.
Packsaddle Ridge Golf ClubHarrisonburgVA13.7 mi.
Luray Caverns Country Club & ResortLurayVA19.9 mi.
Meadows Farms Golf CourseLocust GroveVA20.2 mi.
Somerset Golf ClubLocust GroveVA20.2 mi.
Country Club of StauntonStauntonVA26.6 mi.
McIntire Park Golf CourseCharlottesvilleVA26.9 mi.
Meadowcreek Golf CourseCharlottesvilleVA26.9 mi.
Swannanoa Country ClubAftonVA28.4 mi.
Ski Areas
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA13.6 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA29.1 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA39.1 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA71.4 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD88.6 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA105.5 mi.
State Parks
Lost River State ParkWV38.0 mi. 
Toaster Museum FoundationCharlottesvilleVA27.4 mi.(Technology)
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA27.4 mi.(Art)
James Madison MuseumOrangeVA30.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA42.2 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC92.0 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA106.5 mi.

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