Elkton Michigan


Elkton , Huron County: first known as Oliver Center, from its location in Oliver Township (named for pioneer settler John Oliver) when organized in 1877; the village was founded in 1886 by W. J. McGillivray, a blacksmith, who built the first house here; he named it to commemorate his killing a huge elk entangled in his wife’s clothesline; Simon Hoffman became the first postmaster on Nov. 24, 1886; a station on the Saginaw, Tuscola & Huron Railroad; incorporated as a village in 1897. Today Elkton is a vibrant agricultural community hosting many festivals throughout the year. Elkton sits in the middle of what is considered the Wind Energy capital of Michigan.


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