In the mid 1970's, the Alabama Elk River Development Association and TVA joined efforts to promote economic growth and conservation along the Alabama portion of the Elk River Watershed. The Elkmont Rural village was developed to demonstrate that future housing demands in an area of rapid industrial expansion can be met in a manner consistent with contemporary planning concepts and high environmental quality standards. These standards are achieved by properly utilizing both public and private sector resources in project planning and development.
"Elkmont Rural Village is a quiet and friendly neighborhood to raise a family in. The included parks, tennis courts, and hiking trails provide outdoor activities for the whole family, parents and children alike."