Elkland, Missouri

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Elkland is an unincorporated community in northwestern Webster County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Route 38 about ten miles northwest of Marshfield. Elkland is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A post office called Elkland has been in operation since 1870.[2] The community so named on account of the presence of elk near the original town site.[3]

In 1987, Elkland resident James Schnick murdered seven of his relatives, and attempted to frame his nephew, Kirk Buckner, who was among the victims.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elkland, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Webster County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Auguries of Innocence," Time, October 19, 1987

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