The downtown Elkins you see today is only about 120 years old. Elkins was a planned city, laid out from the very beginning as a railroad community. The majority of the downtown area, including the old rail yard, is located upon a 163 acre tract. To this day, Elkins continues to shine as the business and cultural hub of Randolph County. While the purposes of some buildings have changed, walking through downtown will still give you a glimpse of what life used to be like in this industrial city and how, over 100 years later, social, cultural, and commercial sense are alive and thriving in the new age. Access the self-guided Historic Elkins Walking Tour and enjoy stepping back into history.