Walton Enterprises: No connection between land purchases and Buffalo River coalition
Tied up with the controversy of the Buffalo National River is speculation that the Walton family wants to capitalize on a national park and preserve designation.
Driving the news: The Madison County Record first reported that limited liability company Kings Creek has been buying land near the headwaters of the Buffalo River, south of Kingston.
- Kings Creek is controlled by Walton Enterprises Inc., a business and philanthropic office of the Walton family.
- Land purchases in recent years have added to a longtime ownership stake, and the family now owns about 6,000 contiguous acres, the newspaper reported.
Yes, but: A spokesperson for Walton Enterprises told Axios the purchases have nothing to do with the Coalition for the Future of the Buffalo National River.
- He said the family has no plans for development of the land.
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