Swinkey (Elizabethtown) was located on Indian Creek, six miles southwest of Monroe City, and 17 miles northeast of Paris. The population was about 350. There were two dry goods stores, two drug stores, three grocery stores, two blacksmith shops, one good hotel ... The town was laid out in 1835 by a Mr. Swinkey, and for some time bore his name. Mr. Swinkey's wife was named Elizabeth and the town was finally named in honor of her ... (--Monroe Co., 158.)

It formerly was known as Indian Creek. (--Campbell, 380.)

It was located in the northwest corner of the county. (--Williams, 453.)