Scottsbluff Nebraska Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Scottsbluff, Nebraska Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising
      		        KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide 


US Facts

Footsteps of

It Happened Here

Mottos, Slogans
and Nicknames

Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For


Scotts Bluff County,


Zip Code

"The New West"

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.

What would you like to know about Scottsbluff

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Scottsbluff Government

Scottsbluff Business Directory.

Scottsbluff Chamber of Commerce.

Scottsbluff Community events.

Scottsbluff Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Scottsbluff Libraries.

Scottsbluff Schools.

Zip Codes

69361, 69363

Return to Index

Statistics & Facts

The population of Scottsbluff is approximately 14,732 (2000), 15039 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,559 (2000), 6168 (2010).

The amount of land area in Scottsbluff is 15.226 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.116 sq kilometers.
The distance from Scottsbluff to Washington DC is 1476 miles. The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 377 miles. (as the crow flies)
Scottsbluff is positioned 41.86 degrees north of the equator and 103.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Scottsbluff elevation is 3,943 feet above sea level.
Scottsbluff miscellany.

Return to Index


Scottsbluff location: about 20 miles from the Wyoming border on the north side of the North Platte River, in the western Nebraska panhandle.

Return to Index

Climate & Weather

Scottsbluff average annual rainfall is 16.4 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 24.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 46.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.0 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 47.8 degrees F.

Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Scottsbluff history:

Scottsbluff was named for Hiram Scott. He was a frontiersman who was left to die in 1829 near Laramie Fork by the members of the expedition he was leading. The strange thing was that in the Spring, his remains were found, not at Laramie Fork, but at the base of the bluffs - 60+ miles from where he was left. Those who were his friends knew of his desire to be buried on the bluffs. They believe it was a fulfillment of that desire. It wasn't long before his name was attached to the bluffs, making it Scotts Bluff.

The townsite itself was laid out in December 1899 by the Lincoln Land Company, but was, indeed, formed by the Burlington Northern Railroad of which the land company was a part. The railroad purchased most of the land from the McClenahan family. Around the turn of the century, the town had grown quite a bit. The first store was built by Winfield Evans. The first newspaper was the "Republican" and it was followed by the Herald in 1901. Eventually several weeklies were brought together by H.J. Wisner and A.B. Wood to form the Star-Herald in 1912. The Big Laramie and the Tri-State irrigation canals helped to promote the economy of the area with workers and new business. Later, the Great Western Sugar Company built a factory in Scottsbluff - around 1910. Scottsbluff had become a major trading center for the western Nebraska area. All the modern conveniences - phones, electricity, etc - came to Scottsbluff, helping it maintain its status as a busy and successful community.

Here is a history page for the area.
Return to Index


Scottsbluff attractions:

Attractions in the area.

The city of Scottsbluff

Things to see and do in the Scottsbluff area.

The Riverside Zoo
A 23 acre zoological park with many animals and featuring a walk through aviary.
Between Scottsbluff and Gering on South Beltline Highway
1600 South Beltline West
Scotsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-630-6236

Scotts Bluff National Monument
A 3,000 acre park, this was a prominent natural landmark for emigrants on the Oregon Trail
PO Box 27
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-4340

Return to Index

Contribute information free for this community or any other community in the USA

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Learn how to advertise on Key to the City

Choose a new community in the state of Nebraska

To go to a new state, choose the States page
To choose another state, go to the State page.
Return to the Top USA City Directory and US City Resource Guide - Key to the City

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! We'll leave the light on for you!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search