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Welcome to Pence ...

Pence is located in Scott County<1>.

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

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

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

Pence is located in the (620) area code.

Communities Also Named Pence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Pence - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Tennessee and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Pence ...

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

  • Scott City [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
    • Scott City [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Pence
    • 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.<4> 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<5>
  • Leoti [Wichita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoti
    • Leoti [Wichita County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Pence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoti have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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<5>
  • Russell Springs [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
    • Russell Springs [Logan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Pence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
  • Modoc [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modoc
    • Modoc [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Pence
    • Former name for Modoc:
    • Plummer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marienthal [Wichita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marienthal
      • Marienthal [Wichita County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marienthal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marienthal
    • Elkader [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
      • Elkader [Logan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkader:
      • Ben Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader
    • Healy [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
      • Healy [Lane County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the east of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<5>
    • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Lane County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Amy:
      • Ellen
    • Selkirk [Wichita County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selkirk
      • Selkirk [Wichita County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Selkirk has also been known as:
      • Selkirk Station
    • McAllaster [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAllaster
      • McAllaster [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAllaster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllaster

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 Pence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pence.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pence. 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 Pence.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pence ...

Looking for more information about Pence? 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 Pence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pence.

Adding Pence to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pence 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 Pence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Scott County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pence. 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 Pence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pence) 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 Pence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6560, Longitude: -101.0735    
<4>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.
<5>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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