Tescott, Kansas

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Tescott, Kansas
Location within Ottawa County and Kansas
Location within Ottawa County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ottawa County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°0′43″N 97°52′41″W / 39.01194°N 97.87806°W / 39.01194; -97.87806Coordinates: 39°0′43″N 97°52′41″W / 39.01194°N 97.87806°W / 39.01194; -97.87806
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyOttawa
Platted1866
Incorporated1905
Named forT.E. Scott
Area
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,296 ft (395 m)
Population
 • Total319
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
311
 • Density890/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67484
Area code785
FIPS code20-70250 [4]
GNIS ID0476454 [5]
Websitecityoftescott.com

Tescott is a city in Ottawa County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 319 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Tescott was planned out in 1866.[7] The city was named after T.E. Scott, an early settler.[8][9]

On May 1st 2018, an EF3 wedge tornado hit the area near the city. It damaged one house.

Geography[change | change source]

Tescott is at 39°0′43″N 97°52′41″W / 39.01194°N 97.87806°W / 39.01194; -97.87806 (39.012005, -97.878140).[10] The United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Tescott has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Tescott has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910421
1920377−10.5%
19303821.3%
19404025.2%
19504122.5%
1960396−3.9%
1970393−0.8%
1980331−15.8%
1990317−4.2%
20003396.9%
2010319−5.9%
Est. 2016311[3]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Tescott is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 319 people, 129 households, and 86 families living in Tescott.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Tescott is part of Twin Valley USD 240 school district. The district has two high schools; Bennington High School and Tescott High School.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  7. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 259.
  8. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 37.
  9. "Profile for Tescott, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Tescott, Kansas
  12. "Twin Valley USD 240". USD 240. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

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