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Scottsville, Kansas
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Our Genealogy Helper for Scottsville ...

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 Scottsville (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 Scottsville. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Scottsville is located in Mitchell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mitchell County: Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Osborne, Ottawa & Smith.

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

Mitchell     (The home county for Scottsville)
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Beloit   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Glen Elder   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cawker City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vining   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Idana   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morganville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oneonta - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Macyville - Historic   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Simpson   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Yuma   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Glasco   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Concordia   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Huscher   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rice   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Ames   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Miltonvale   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Randall   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jewell   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Formoso   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mankato   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Webber   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burr Oak   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Esbon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lincoln Center   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Quartzite   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Downs   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Portis   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Osborne   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Delphos   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ada   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alfmil   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Minneapolis   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lindsey   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wells   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tescott   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ackley   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Culver   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kackley   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Norway   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Scandia   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Republic   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Agenda   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cuba   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Munden   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Narka   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Haddam   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nuckolls (NE)
  Hardy (NE)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Superior (NE)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Thayer (NE)
  Byron (NE)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chester (NE)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hubbell (NE)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Scottsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scottsville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW West Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Asher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Jamestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Mary's Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E West Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Asherville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Star Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Scottsville ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scottsville, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scottsville.

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Scottsville had a population of 364 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Scottsville had a population of 24 people.

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

Gilbert   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scottsville
 - Gilbert had railroad service and no post office
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scottsville
 - 1895 population of 372 people (with 260 people in 2018)
 - Jamestown had a post office and railroad service
Macyville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Macyville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scottsville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Macyville had a post office and no railroad service
Oneonta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oneonta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scottsville
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Scottsville
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 62 people in 2018)
 - Randall had a post office and railroad service
Beloit   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scottsville
 - 1895 population of 2,455 people (with 3,726 people in 2018)
 - Beloit had a post office and railroad service
Asherville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Scottsville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Asherville had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Scottsville
 - 1895 population of 253 people (with 81 people in 2018)
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Scottsville:

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 Mitchell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cloud County:     Cyndi's



Jewell County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Osborne County:     Cyndi's



Ottawa County:     Cyndi's



Republic County:     Cyndi's



Smith County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Nuckolls County (NE):     Cyndi's



Thayer County (NE):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

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

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

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 Scottsville:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Mitchell County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scottsville. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scottsville) 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 Scottsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scottsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5426, Longitude: -97.9524     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scottsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Scottsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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