Close to nature….located in the eastern Kansas "Little Ozarks" region, the rolling prairie countryside surrounding Fort Scott abounds with streams and rivers shaded by massive oaks, maples and walnut trees that fire the hills with brilliant colors in the fall; and the region is known world wide for the color and variety of wild flowers and grasses. To its 8,315 citizens, Fort Scott offers the best of both worlds, life in the country but only an hour south of one of the most elegant cities in the mid-west, Kansas City and 45 minutes north of Joplin, Missouri. The city is also centrally located to Lake of the Ozarks, the Branson, Missouri entertainment area, and Grand Lake of the Cherokees in northeastern Oklahoma.
Driving Distances to Historic Fort Scott:
|Kansas City 73
|St. Louis 308
|Los Angeles 1555
||New York 1239