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Elkton, Ohio
Elkton Post Office
Location of Elkton, Ohio
Location of Elkton, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Columbiana
Township Elkrun
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (EDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID 1064610

Elkton is an unincorporated community located in central Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. Elkton has the ZIP code 44415. It lies along State Route 154.


Elkton was platted in 1835. The community derives its name from nearby Elk Run creek. A post office called Elkton has been in operation since 1838. The community thrived due to its location on the Sandy and Beaver Canal, but was in decline by the late 1840s when the canal became unprofitable and was suspended.

Notable landmarks

Elkton Federal Prison
FCI Elkton

Elkton is the location of a federal prison, the Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton. Additionally, Elkton claims to have the shortest covered bridge in the United States, crossing Little Beaver Creek.

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