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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Kinross within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Kinross, market town, par., and cap. of Kinross-shire, on W. side of Loch Leven, 15 miles N. of Dunfermline amd 424 miles NW. of London by rail--par., 7275 ac., pop. 2492; town, pop. 1960; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Kinross is an ancient place, and was a favourite residence of Alexander III. It is situated at the junction of three lines of railway, and on the direct road from Edinburgh to Perth. Its industries comprise wool-spinning mills and a linen factory. On the peninsula between the town and Loch Leven is Kinross House (1685), built after designs by Sir William Bruce, the architect of Holyrood, who was a native of Kinross. Adjacent are the sites of the old residence of the Earls of Morton and of the original parish church of Kinross.