ⓘ Winfield, Missouri

Winfield, Missouri

ⓘ Winfield, Missouri

Winfield was laid out in 1879, and named after Winfield Scott Killam, the original owner of the town site. A post office called Winfield has been in operation since 1880.

On 18 June 2008, floods opened a 150-foot breach in a primary levee along the Mississippi river in Winfield. The breach allowed flood to claim dozens of homes and large tracts of farmland and put pressure on the secondary dam. Violations also suggested that the Lincoln County emergency officials to order the evacuation of residents East of Winfield. The press noted that some evacuees were accommodated in the local school.

April 9, 2009, Winfield made news around the U.S. and the rest of the world after it elected their popular mayor, Harry Stonebraker, to a fourth term, several weeks after he died of a heart attack. This is because the ballots are already printed and started absentee voting. He won by a landslide, securing 90% of the votes on April 9.

Wingfield was appointed interim mayor to serve until the was conducted in April 2010 special election.

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