Elkin is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit beautiful downtown Elkin and experience numerous buildings built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The famous Chatham Mill, best known for making wool blankets for soldiers in WWI and WWII, still stands tall at the far east end of Main Street. Quaint churches, an old Pepsi-Cola ghost mural painted sometime between 1900-1910, historic neighborhoods, dams, and trails are some things you will find in the downtown.
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