Place:Scott City, Scott, Missouri, United States


NameScott City
Alt namesAncellsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29020673
Fornfeltsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29020673
Coordinates37.219°N 89.524°W
Located inScott, Missouri, United States
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Scott City is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 4,565 at the 2010 census. The town of Fornfelt and the area of Ancell were consolidated with Scott City in 1950 while Illmo, Missouri, was incorporated into Scott City in 1980. The town of Fornfelt was previously known as Edna, but this name was changed as it was too similar to Edina, Missouri. Whipporwhill Hollow was the previous name of Illmo.

The Scott County portion of Scott City (the majority) is part of the Sikeston Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cape Girardeau County portion is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In December 1848, a cholera epidemic was brought to New Orleans by emigrant ships. Within a few weeks it was carried to all the principal cities on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Six of the victims were Irish monks headed to a monastery near Dubuque, Iowa. These monks were buried a few hundred yards northwest of the Thebes-Scott City railroad bridge.

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