Scott City, Kansas
Scott City, Kansas
K-96 in downtown Scott City (2006)
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Named for||Winfield Scott|
|• Total||2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)|
|• Land||2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,979 ft (908 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (560/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-63600 |
|GNIS ID||471507 |
History[change | change source]
Early history[change | change source]
Scott City was created in 1885. Like Scott County, the city is named after United States General, Winfield Scott. In October 1884, two women from Chicago claimed the land that Scott City is on. They built a cabin. In February 1885, two men from Chicago came to the cabin and settled. Soon after, many people started coming to the county. Scott City was then created in 1885. Before being created, Mrs. M.E. De Geer, one of the women that came from Chicago, started a newspaper called the Western Times in March 1885. The county then started to fill quickly.
The Kansas Legislature created Scott County in 1873. At this time it was named in honor of General Winfield Scott. Since it was such a small town with so few people, there was no need for a local government. Therefore, it was connected to Ford County for judicial things.
Geography[change | change source]
Scott City is at  The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 2.63 square miles (6.81 km2). All of it is land. It is located in the Great Plains and at the elevation of 2979 ft.(38.4825192, −100.9070949).
Climate[change | change source]
The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Scott City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. The average temperature is 52.4 °F (11.34 °C) and has an average rain fall of 20.16 inches per year. The average snow fall for a year is 23 in. (.58 m).
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Infrastructure[change | change source]
Transportation[change | change source]
The Scott City Airport is a publicly owned airport. It is in the south east part of Scott City.
Media[change | change source]
The Scott County Record is the local newspaper. This weekly publication has been in business since 1993. In 2016, editor Rod Haxton was honored by the Kansas Press Association with the Clyde M. Reed Master Editor Award.
Famous people[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Scott City, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 2, 2019.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
- Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 283.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 654.
- "Profile for Scott City, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "The Early History of Scott County". www.scottcity.net. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- Climate Summary for Scott City, Kansas
- "The Scott County Record"
- "GC Telegram"
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Scott City - Directory of Public Officials
- Lake Scott State Park
- El Quartelejo Museum - local history
- USD 466, local school district