has been reported that Elgin, Illinois has more residents than all of the other
"Elgins" combined. However, it certainly isn't the only
one. About a dozen other cities and villages across the U.S.
are also named Elgin.
has been speculated that the popularity of the name Elgin could be a direct
offshoot of the watch company's advertising slogan. For years, The Elgin
National Watch Company boasted their product as being: "Known the World
Over". It could also be theorized that it is due to the familiarity
of the railroad employees, who all used Elgin watches to assure accurate
As I find other postcards of "Other Elgins", I will add