Elkton is a city in and the county seat of Todd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,984 at the 2000 census. The city was founded by Major John Gray. It is named for a nearby pre-pioneer watering hole for a large elk herd.
Elkton is located at 36°48′32″N 87°9′23″W / 36.80889°N 87.15639°W / 36.80889; -87.15639 (36.808926, -87.156377).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.