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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.

The Scranton Attendance center is currently the home to the Santa Fe Trail District office and the Santa Fe Trail Preschool which offers morning and afternoon sessions for children 3-4 years of age.

Scranton is home to two local churches. The CrossRoad 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,vacation bible school and youth groups.

The business district accommodates a convenience store, bank, restaurant/ saloon, post office, telephone company,  tire/auto repair shop, auto sales, car wash,  storage units, 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!

Thank you for visiting our website. Hopefully you will return often and check out the changes and updates we have planned for the future.  We hope you enjoyed it and found it to be informative but most of all we hope to meet you in person someday soon.


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