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Elk City, Idaho
|• Total||2.510 sq mi (6.50 km2)|
|• Land||2.506 sq mi (6.49 km2)|
|• Water||0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||4,006 ft (1,221 m)|
|• Density||80.48/sq mi (31.07/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||396453|
Elk City is located at elevation of 4,006 feet (1,221 m) above sea level. Located at the eastern end of State Highway 14, it is 50 miles (80 km) east of Grangeville, the nearest city. Elk City has a post office with ZIP code 83525., at an
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elk City has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
Elk City was the site of a gold strike in 1861, as prospectors rushed south from Pierce, two years before the formation of the Idaho Territory. In the 1870s, Chinese miners leased the claims but were later driven out by mistreatment. Quartz lode operations began in 1902 and dredging in 1935.
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