Elk township was formed from East Nottingham in 1857, and received the name of Elk at the suggestion of Charles Ramsey. It is bounded on the east by the Big Elk Creek and Little Elk flows through it. Lewisville is in this township and named in honor of Lewis J. Jones, who was the first to build there. He was buried at Sharp's graveyard. His father, Nathan Jones, lived near, in the edge of Maryland.

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