Ellendale general boundaries are defined as Manchester on the North, southward to Hampton Ave. on the East, westward to Interstate Highway 44 (I-44) on the South, northward to the City Limit on the West to Manchester Ave.
Originally, much of what is not Ellendale was land owned by James E. Sutton, who died in 1877. He bequeathed his land to his nine children. Kate Thomas, one of his daughters, started Ellendale. Although an accident destroyed much of the housing built before the World's Fair in 1904, some old homes built after the fair, mostly for the executives of Scullin Steel, are still standing.