Elkland, Missouri

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Elkland is an unincorporated community in northwestern Webster County, Missouri, United States. It is located on Route 38 about ten miles northwest of Marshfield. In 1987 resident James Schnick murdered six of his relatives and attempted to frame his nephew Kirk Buckner, who was among the victims.

Elkland is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Elkland is home to the Elkland Christian Church,Elkland Independent Methodist Church and the Elkland United Methodist Church. The Pleasant View Methodist Church is located outside of Elkland and services are held in the civil war era building each Memorial Day.

Coordinates: 37°26′35″N 93°01′52″W / 37.44306°N 93.03111°W / 37.44306; -93.03111[1][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Time magazine article about elkland murders