Scott County was established in 1873 and is named after Winfield Scott, a Mexican-American War hero and unsuccessful presidential candidate. The county seat is Scott City, Kansas.
Scott County Attractions and Events:
- Scott County State Park
- Battle Canyon--Site of the Last Indian Battle in Kansas.
- El Quartelejo Museum--Scott County Historical Society Museum
- Jerry Thomas Art Gallery and Collection--Outstanding collection of Western and Wildlife Art by Scott City native and nationally known artist Jerry Thomas. It also features Mr. Thomas' Western Heritage Collection which is one of the best collections of memorabilia and artifacts from The Battle of Punished Woman's Fork as well as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Native Americans, Civil War and Cowboy Trails.
- Monument Rocks--located in Gove County, Kansas Monument Rocks is often associated with the Scott County area and is a must see stop when in this area of Kansas.
- Keystone Gallery--Keystone Gallery is a combination museum art gallery,and gift shop and features many fossils found by the owners Chuck Bonner and Barbara Shelton.