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Our Genealogy Helper for Scott City ...

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 Scott City (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 Scott City. 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.

Name Variations for Scott City ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Prior to its current name of Scott City, it was known as Scott.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Scott City is located in Scott County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: Finney, Gove, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Wallace & Wichita.

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

  • Scott County     (The home county of Scott City)
    • Modoc [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modoc
      • Modoc [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Scott City
      • Former name for Modoc:
      • Plummer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc
    • Pence [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pence
      • Pence [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
  • Finney County
    • Garden City [Finney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Finney County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
    • Holcomb [Finney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holcomb
      • Holcomb [Finney County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holcomb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Holcomb:
      • Sherlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holcomb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holcomb<2>
  • Gove County
    • Gove City [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gove City
      • Gove City [Gove County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Gove City has also been known as:
      • Gove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gove City
  • Kearny County
    • Deerfield [Kearny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Kearny County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deerfield<2>
  • Lane County
    • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Lane County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<2>
    • Dighton [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dighton
      • Dighton [Lane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dighton<2>
    • Shields [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Lane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
  • Logan County
    • Elkader [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
      • Elkader [Logan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkader:
      • Ben Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader
    • Russell Springs [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
      • Russell Springs [Logan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
  • Wichita County
    • Marienthal [Wichita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marienthal
      • Marienthal [Wichita County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marienthal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marienthal
    • Leoti [Wichita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoti
      • Leoti [Wichita County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoti have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Scott City ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scott City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Scott City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Scott City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Scott City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Scott City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Kansas

Cemeteries Near Scott City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scott City.

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 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 Scott City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Scott County Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scott County Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scott County Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott County Cemetery
  • Modoc Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Modoc Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Modoc Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Modoc Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Scott City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc Cemetery
  • White Womans Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Womans Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Womans Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Womans Grave lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Scott City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Womans Grave
  • Prairie View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie View Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Scott City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View Cemetery
  • Scott Mennonite Cemetery
  • Pence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pence Cemetery
    • Pence Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Mary's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mary's Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Mary's Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's Cemetery
    • Sutton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sutton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sutton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sutton Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton Cemetery
    • Keystone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keystone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keystone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Keystone Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone Cemetery
    • Pyramid View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pyramid View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pyramid View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pyramid View Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pyramid View Cemetery
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Coronado Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coronado Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coronado Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coronado Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado Cemetery
    • Lydia Methodist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lydia Methodist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lydia Methodist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lydia Methodist Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lydia Methodist Cemetery
    • Loti Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loti Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loti Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Loti Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loti Cemetery
    • Lydia Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lydia Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lydia Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lydia Lutheran Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Scott City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lydia Lutheran Cemetery

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 in 1895, Scott City had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Scott City had a population of 3,736 people.

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

  • Scott City [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
    • Scott City [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Scott City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,736 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Scott City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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<2>
  • Modoc [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modoc
    • Modoc [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Scott City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Modoc had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Modoc:
    • Plummer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc
  • Manning [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
    • Manning [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Scott City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manning had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
  • Pence [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pence
    • Pence [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
  • Healy [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
    • Healy [Lane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scott City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Healy had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<2>
  • Elkader [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
    • Elkader [Logan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Scott City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elkader had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Elkader:
    • Ben Allen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader
  • Continue List ...
    • Coronado [Wichita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado
      • Coronado [Wichita County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Scott City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coronado had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado
    • Dighton [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dighton
      • Dighton [Lane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Scott City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 304 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 891 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dighton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dighton<2>
    • Leoti [Wichita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoti
      • Leoti [Wichita County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Scott City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 341 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leoti had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoti have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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<2>
    • Shields [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Lane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Scott City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shields had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Scott City. See our List of 1890's Communities around Scott City.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Scott City ...

While our initial data about Scott City came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Scott City 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 Scott City.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Scott City:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Scott City in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Scott City for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Kansas

About Scott County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scott City) 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 Scott City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scott CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scott City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4784, Longitude: -100.9001       In this case, the coordinates for Scott City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Scott City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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