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 List of Kansas Counties

Grigston | Manning | Modoc | Painter City | Pence | Scott City | Shallow Water | Zenobia

Homesteading in Scott County

Pence or Pence City

This town site was platted on October 27, 1886 with the hopes that the Missouri Pacific Railroad would build its tracks westward through the area. However, the tracks were angled southward towards Scott City from Healy. It did become a thriving town with various businesses such as a livery stable, a hotel, a bank, a church and a newspaper. On June 3, 1915, the Pence Church and the town were destroyed by a tornado.

The ethnicity of its settlers is not known.

Sources

History of Early Scott County by the Scott County Historical Society, Inc., 1977
Scott County, Kansas Centennial Book - Celebrating 100 Years: 1886-1986 by the Scott County Centennial Commission, Inc., 1986

 

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