About This Place
Scammon is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. The population was 496 at the 2000 census.
The city of Scammon was named for the four Scammon brothers, who were coal miners from Illinois. The community was known as Stilson when it was first settled. The town was known as Scammonville for a short time before adopting the current name.
The local railroad history group Heart of the Heartlands, based in Scammon and nearby unincorporated Carona, has restored the old Carona depot as a museum.