The village of Slang River was founded early in 1885, and in April 1894 its name was changed to Elliot, after Sir Henry Elliot, a prominent Colonial administrator and Chief Magistrate of Transkeian territories.

The 1904 census indicated that Elliot had a population of 902.

Geolocation
-31° 34' 48", 28° 24' 36"
Further Reading
www.sahistory.org.za/.../sir-henry-george-elliot-chief-landdros-transkei-after- whom-town-elliot-was-named-born-ca
www.sahistory.org.za/.../encyclopedia_of_the_boer_war_martin_marix_ evans.pdf
www.sahistory.org.za/topic/convict-stations-labour-cape-colony