Introduction to Elon College, North Carolina

Elon College, North Carolina is 16 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 54 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is located in Alamance County and is part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metro area. The population of Elon College is 6,738.

Elon College History

The Town of Elon College, which is now known as "Elon", changed its name on June 1st, 2001, when Elon College became Elon University. A train depot was established in 1881, and the town was originally served by the North Carolina Rail Road. The first post office was established in 1888. Both the college and the town were named after the local oak trees.

Elon College and Nearby Attractions

  • Graham Historical Museum
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Emerald Pointe Water Park
  • Natural Science Center of Greensboro
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • Greensboro Arboretum

Things To Do In Elon College

The town of Elon College offers easy access to numerous museums like the Greensboro Historical Museum, Graham Historical Museum, Richard Petty Museum, and Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area features nature trails and picnic areas and also offers facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. Another popular park is the Eno River State Park. The Greensboro Arboretum, and Emerald Pointe Water Park are other notable attractions close to Elon College.

Elon College Transportation

Air transportation is available from Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Elon College Higher Education

Elon University is located in the town. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, and High Point University are also close by.

Elon College Almanac

Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City54 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Alamance County
Metro AreaGreensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes27244
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Elon College Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elon College, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ossipee (27244)

Stonycreek (27244)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Elon College Private Schools

Friendship Christian School
2541 Elon Ossipee Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5

Elon College Colleges

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