An absolutely fascinating collection at the Sherburne History Center includes the many maps of the communities and the county. This image is a portion of an Elk River map, probably dating around 1895. The map contains the original street names of Jackson and Highway 10, originally Princeton and State Street. Looking closely at the map, the two original hotels, located on the corner of Princeton and State Street, and near the corner of Main Street and Quincy, show themselves.
Exploring the growth and development of Elk River is an interesting process. Using the maps from the collection enhances the research.