City of Scranton
120 W. Boone St., P.O. Box 218
Scranton, Kansas 66537-0218
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Once a booming coal mining town Scranton (population 724) is now a small, quiet, “bedroom” community located fifteen miles south of Topeka on the Santa Fe Trail (US Hwy 56). Scranton is surrounded by assiduous farm land and is a wonderful place to reside with a peaceful small town environment and the convenience of the “city” just a short drive away.
There is a proficient grade school, for the kindergartner to the eighth grader, in town (the Scranton Colts) and a prominent consolidated high school five miles east of town (the Santa Fe Trail Chargers). With the small “student to teacher ratio” and the devotion of the staff, students flourish in the erudite atmosphere. There are after school programs and winter sports during the school year as well as a summer library during the break. On any given summer night the cheering supporters can be heard from the city ball park as the local ball association hosts the nightly games.
Scranton is home to four local churches.
The Scranton Evangelical Covenant, Lighthouse Assembly of God, Scranton United Methodist Church and Saint Patrick Catholic Church. All have weekly services/mass that also include a variety of activities some of which are Sunday school classes, adult bible studies, and youth groups.
The business district accommodates a convenience store, bank, café, restaurant, saloon, post office, telephone company, consignment store, tire/auto repair shop, auto sales, car wash, dog grooming, knife sharpening, variety store, cabinet shop, storage units, two construction businesses, three antique stores, fire department, city maintenance shop, and the city municipal offices.
The community is made up primarily of single family housing, several rental properties, two mobile home parks and an income based apartment complex for the aging and disabled.
Whether you are looking for a quite place to retire or a safe family oriented community to raise a family, Scranton is the place for you!
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