Elsmere was settled by the Giles family in 1886 and the store was built in a 16 X 14 Building in 1898 and Post Office was established in the store April 14 1899. The Post Office closed in 1992 and the store in 1993. Elsmere is still owned by a Giles, an ancestor to original homesteaders Elsmere Bible Church in location there Population of Elsmere is 4.