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Scipio, Kansas
(Anderson County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Scipio ...

Although we found mention of Scipio during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Scipio had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Scipio (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Scipio. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Scipio is located in Anderson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Anderson County: Allen, Bourbon, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami & Woodson.

Below are the counties that are near Scipio. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Scipio:

Anderson     (The home county for Scipio)
  Greeley   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<2>
  Garnett   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Bush City   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harris   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mont Ida   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Welda   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lone Elm   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Westphalia   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kincaid   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Colony   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mildred   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carlyle   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gas   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Iola   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  La Harpe   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Moran   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bassett   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elsmore   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mapleton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bronson   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Devon   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aliceville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Halls Summit   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Le Roy   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Strawn   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ottumwa   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lebo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jacobs Creek Landing   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gridley   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baldwin City   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Black Jack - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Worden   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Globe   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vinland   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sibleyville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hesper   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eudora   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lane   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rantoul   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Homewood   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Imes   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ransomville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Peoria   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Williamsburg   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ottawa Junction   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Richter   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gardner   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clare   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Parker   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Goodrich   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cadmus   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Blue Mound   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  La Cygne   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Linn Valley   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasanton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Osawatomie   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fontana   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Paola   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Block   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jingo   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hillsdale   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chiles   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Louisburg   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bucyrus   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Quenemo   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Melvern   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vassar   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Overbrook   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Osage City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barclay   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Carbondale   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Neosho Falls   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Piqua   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bates (MO)
  Amsterdam (MO)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Drexel (MO)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Merwin (MO)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Amoret (MO)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Worland (MO)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hume (MO)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burdett (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Foster (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cass (MO)
  West Line (MO)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cleveland (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Main City (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Scipio, see our County-by-County Page for Scipio.

Cemeteries Near Scipio ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scipio.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Scipio covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Scipio Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Judy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greeley City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Garnett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Sutton Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasantview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bare Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Needham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wait Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Amish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Scipio ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 128 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scipio.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scipio, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scipio.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Scipio had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Scipio, with the one closest to Scipio listed first.

Richmond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 230 people (with 458 people in 2018)
 - Richmond had a post office and railroad service
Greeley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 514 people (with 296 people in 2018)
 - Greeley had a post office and railroad service
Garnett   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 2,191 people (with 3,262 people in 2018)
 - Garnett had a post office and railroad service
Glenlock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Glenlock had a post office and railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 126 people (with 271 people in 2018)
 - Princeton had a post office and railroad service
Lane   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 226 people in 2018)
 - Lane had a post office and railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
Bush City   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scipio
 - Bush City had railroad service and no post office
Harris   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scipio
 - 1895 population of 230 people (with 53 people in 2000)
 - Harris had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Scipio. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scipio in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Scipio:

These websites are specific to Kansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Kansas Historical Society

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Anderson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allen County:     Cyndi's



Bourbon County:     Cyndi's



Coffey County:     Cyndi's



Douglas County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Linn County:     Cyndi's



Lyon County:     Cyndi's



Miami County:     Cyndi's



Osage County:     Cyndi's



Woodson County:     Cyndi's



Bates County (MO):     Cyndi's



Cass County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Kansas,
Cemeteries of Anderson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Kansas   Cemetery Wiki for Kansas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Kansas, for Anderson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Kansas
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Scipio ...

While our initial data about Scipio came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Scipio in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Scipio.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Scipio:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Scipio. See our Misc Page for Scipio for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Kansas

About Anderson County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Scipio and then turned east". While Scipio could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Scipio as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Scipio could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Kansas communities named Scipio: This one is located in Anderson County and the other is located in Franklin County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Scipio.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Scipio) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scipio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3684, Longitude: -95.2178     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scipio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Scipio, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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