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Scott County, in the western part of the state, is the third county east from Colorado, the fourth south of Nebraska, and the fourth from the southern boundary of the state. It is bounded on the north by Logan and Gove counties; on the east by Lane; on the south by Finney, and on the west by Wichita. It was created in 1873 and named for Winfield Scott, a hero in both the War of 1812 and the Mexican war, and commander-in-chief of army at the beginning of the Civil war in 1861.

The boundaries were described as follows: "Commencing at the intersection of the east line of range 31 west with the 3d standard parallel; thence south along range line to its intersection with the 4th standard parallel; thence west along the 4th standard parallel to where it is intersected by the east line of range 35 west; thence north along range line to its intersection with the 3d standard parallel; thence east to the place of beginning."

County Seat: Scott City, Kansas

Date organized:1886

County History:

  1. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Scott County 
  2. Scott County on Wikipedia 
  3. History of Scott County 
  4. Scott County History on Blue Skyways 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places
  2. El Quartelejo Ruins 
  3. Lake Scott State Park

County Historical Society:

El Quartelwjo Museum | Facebook 

Websites about the county:

  1. Scott County Government 
  2. City of Scott City, Kansas 
  3. Scott County Community Foundation 
  4. Western Vistas Historical Byways  | Facebook