Incorporated in 1913, Elkhart, (County Seat), is located in Morton County
, in the Southwest Region
of the state. Pop. (2000) 2233, Elev.:3624.
Created as a railroad town by a railroad engineer, Elkhart was laid out to discourage competition from other rail companies.
The Doric Theater was built for live stage performances and silent movies in 1918. Put to a variety of uses, restoration was completed by the new owners. The Morton County Community Theater Group, a non-profit organization organized in 1997, a talented High Plains thespians' group that provides the only live civic theater within a 100-mile radius of Elkhart. With assistance from a variety of sources the new owners hope to breathe new life into the building, a former landmark on Elkhart's main street.
The city currently has five city parks, a popular municipal swimming pool and a 9-hole golf course. Tours may be arranged in the Cimarron National Grassland located nearby.