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Elkton Post Office
Location of Elkton, Ohio
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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.
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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