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Welcome to Modoc ...

Modoc is located in Scott County<1>.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Modoc.

The community of Modoc was previously named Plummer.

Modoc is 3,130 feet [954 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Modoc is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Modoc lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Modoc and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Modoc is located in the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Modoc: 67863<3>

Communities Also Named Modoc ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Modoc: This one is located in Scott County and the other is located in Jewell County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 11 communities that are also named Modoc - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Modoc.

Communities near Modoc ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Modoc.

  • Scott City [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
    • Scott City [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Modoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Scott City:
    • Scott
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott City<6>
  • Leoti [Wichita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoti
    • Leoti [Wichita County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Modoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoti have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Leoti:
    • Bonosa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leoti
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leoti<6>
  • Marienthal [Wichita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marienthal
    • Marienthal [Wichita County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Modoc
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marienthal have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marienthal
  • Pence [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pence
    • Pence [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Modoc
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkader [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
      • Elkader [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Modoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkader:
      • Ben Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader
    • Selkirk [Wichita County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selkirk
      • Selkirk [Wichita County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the west of Modoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Selkirk has also been known as:
      • Selkirk Station
    • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Lane County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the east of Modoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Amy:
      • Ellen
    • Healy [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
      • Healy [Lane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the east of Modoc
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<6>
    • Russell Springs [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
      • Russell Springs [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the north of Modoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
    • Dighton [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dighton
      • Dighton [Lane County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<4> to the east of Modoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dighton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Modoc. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Modoc.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Modoc. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Modoc.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Modoc. See our Newspapers Page for Modoc.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Modoc ...

Looking for more information about Modoc? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Modoc, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Modoc.

Adding Modoc to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Modoc in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Modoc was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Modoc on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Modoc on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Kansas

About Scott County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Modoc. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Scott, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Modoc - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Modoc). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Modoc or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Modoc) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Modoc. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ModocOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Modoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4883, Longitude: -101.0820    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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