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Scott City, Kansas
(Scott County)

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The location of Scott City

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Scott City.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Scott City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scott City and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Scott City and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Scott City. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Scott City.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Scott County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Scott County sighting report from eBird.

Since Scott City is near Finney County and also Lane County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Finney County

Sighting report for Lane County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Scott City.

How Far From Scott City to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Scott City to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Scott City and extending to:

  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Scott City to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,573 miles [12,187.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,480 miles [8,819.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scott City ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Scott City.

Within Kansas, there is just one other community named Scott City. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Kansas

Communities outside of Kansas

Communities Outside of Kansas


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Scott City, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Scott City, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the East.


Atchison County

Our profile page for Scott City, Atchison County

Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Scott County

Our profile page for Scott City, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scott City ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chevron   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Scott City   [Map]

Friend   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Garden City   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Lydia   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Russell Springs   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Shallow Water   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Shields   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Tennis   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Wolf   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 City

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scott City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Scott City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.415 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.253 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.952 degrees.

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