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Scott City

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State Parks · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Scott City is a city in and the county seat of Scott County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,816.HistoryScott City was founded in 1885. Like Scott County, the city is named in recognition of a United States General, Winfield Scott. Before developing into a city, Scott City was in a land ruled by Pueblo Indians. In October 1884, two women from Chicago, Illinois claimed the land that Scott City is on and built a cabin. The following February, two men from Chicago came to the cabin and settled. Soon after, many people started arriving in the county and Scott City was then founded in 1885. Before being founded, 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 rapidly. Scott County was legally instituted in 1873 by an act of legislature. At this time it was named in honor of General Winfield Scott. Since it was such a small town with a small population, there was no need for a local government. Therefore, it was connected to Ford County for judicial matters.GeographyScott City is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.63sqmi, all land. It is located in the Great Plains and at the elevation of 2979 ft.ClimateAccording to the Köppen Climate Classification system, 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 a year. The average snow fall for a year is 23 in. (.58 m).
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