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Welcome to Prescott ...

The city of Prescott is located in Linn County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prescott has a population of 269 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Prescott: Named for C.H. Prescott.

The city of Prescott was previously named Coal Centre.

Prescott is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Prescott is located in the (913) area code.

The ZIP code for Prescott: 66767<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prescott had an population of 269 people. This is an increase of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prescott had a population of 264 people. This makes Prescott the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 264 people, the population of Prescott decreased 5.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 280 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Prescott.

Communities Also Named Prescott ...

While we believe that this Prescott is located in Linn County, we know of another 2 Kansas communities named Prescott. Those communities are located in the following counties: Osage and Pratt County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 22 communities that are also named Prescott - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Prescott ...

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

  • Fort Scott [Bourbon County]
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    • Fort Scott [Bourbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Prescott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,648 people
    • Fort Scott has also been known as:
    • Fort Scott City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Scott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Scott<6>
  • Rich Hill [Bates County]
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    • Rich Hill [Bates County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Prescott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Hill<6>
  • Pleasanton [Linn County]
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    • Pleasanton [Linn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Prescott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasanton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<6>
  • La Cygne [Linn County]
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    • La Cygne [Linn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Prescott
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Cygne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cygne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Cygne<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mound City [Linn County]
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      • Mound City [Linn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Prescott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 672 people
      • Former name for Mound City:
      • Sugar Mound City
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<6>
    • Hume [Bates County]
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      • Hume [Bates County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Prescott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hume have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blue Mound [Linn County]
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      • Blue Mound [Linn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Prescott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Blue Mound:
      • Babcock
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Mound<6>
    • Amoret [Bates County]
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      • Amoret [Bates County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Prescott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 181 people
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    • Redfield [Bourbon County]
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      • Redfield [Bourbon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Prescott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
    • Foster [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster
      • Foster [Bates County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Prescott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prescott ...

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

Adding Prescott to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Prescott 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 Prescott was on a map titled Map of Kansas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kansas

About Linn County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prescott. 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 Linn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prescott.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prescott - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Prescott). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prescott or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Prescott) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Prescott. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrescottOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prescott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0636, Longitude: -94.6954    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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