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Scottsville, Kansas
(Mitchell County)

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The location of Scottsville

Introduction ...

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

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 Scottsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scottsville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Scottsville 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 Scottsville. 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 Scottsville.

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 Mitchell County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Mitchell County sighting report from eBird.

Since Scottsville is near Cloud County and also Jewell County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cloud County

Sighting report for Jewell 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 Scottsville.

How Far From Scottsville to ...

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

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

  • Beloit [Map], which is the Seat of Mitchell County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Scottsville to Beloit, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,664 miles [10,724.7 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 7,416 miles [11,934.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,316 miles [8,555.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scottsville ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Scottsville.

Within Kansas, there is just one other community named Scottsville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 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

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Bibb County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Southeast.


Pope County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Southeast.


Amador County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Amador County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the West.


Macoupin County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Macoupin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East.


Floyd County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East.


Allen County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Allen County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Scottsville, Claiborne Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the South Southeast.


Macomb County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Macomb County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Sullivan County

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


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Humboldt County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the East Northeast.


Our profile page for Scottsville   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the East Northeast.


Beaver County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Beaver County   [Map]

Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the East.

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Harrison County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Rutland County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Rutland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the East Northeast.


Albemarle County

Our profile page for Scottsville, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scottsville ...

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.

Cook   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Scottsville   [Map]

Gilbert   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Glen Elder   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Jamestown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jewell   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Macyville (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Randall   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rice   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scottsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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>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 Scottsville 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 321.403 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.036 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.279 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Scottsville 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.

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<8>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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