Elk is an unincorporated town located in Mendocino County, California. This town is situated at the coast in between the crossroads of State Route 1 and Philo-Greenwood Road. North border of the town is marked by the Albion little river and Mendocino. Manchester and Point Arena lies towards the south. Inland of the city constitutes of Navarro, Boonville and Philo. The city lies at an elevation of 135 feet and falls under Pacific Standard Time Zone. Original name of Elk was ‘Greenwood’. This was named after the Greenwood brothers who were the sons of mountain man Caleb Greenwood. At the time of opening the first post office of the town, there was already a place named Greenwood in California. As a result it was called as Elk Post Office. Eventually the name was used to refer to the town. This town is the extension of the former town named Cuffy’s Cove and the cemetery is situated at that site within the distance of one mile from north to Elk. Even though the town is small, delicious food preparation with wine is never to be missed out.
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