Scott County, Indiana
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Scott County Courthouse in Scottsburg, Indiana

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History of Scott County

A Hoosier Lynching

The War of 1812: Pigeon Roost Massacre

Marshfield Train Robbery


Scott County, Indiana

  Scott County was formed in 1820 from portions of Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings and  Washington counties. It was named for Gen. Charles Scott, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812. Much of its water supply comes from Hardy Lake.

National Register of Historic Places in Scott County
Scott County Home, 1050 S. Main St, Scottsburg
Scottsburg Courthouse Square Historic District, roughly bounded by 1st, Kerton, Railroad  and Wardell Sts, Scottsburg
Scottsburg Depot, 43 S. Railroad St, Scottsburg

Historical Markers in Scott County
Morgan's Raid July 8-13, 1863, along State Road 203 near the eastern edge of the school on the town square in Lexington
Site of William Hayden English Home, along the W side of State Road 203 on the N edge of Lexington at the entrance to the drive to Englishton Park
Site of Western Eagle, junction of Main and Mulberry Streets in Lexington
Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Ave in Scottsburg
John Kimberlin Farm, 5765 S. Westport Road near Naab
Scott County's Carnegie Library, 108 S. Main St in Scottsburg
Scott County Home, 1050 S. Main St in Scottsburg
Lexington First County Seat, Main Street at the W edge of the school in Lexington
Scottsburg Depot, 90 N. Main St in Scottsburg
Norther Boundary of Clark's Grant, Road 3 with Kinderhook Road, 3 miles NW of Naab
Lake Iola Interurban Site, E shore of Lake Iola at William H. Graham Park along N Bond Street in Scottsburg
Morgan's Raid, July 1863, S side of State Road 356 at its crossing of the Louisville and Indiana Railroad line, 0.2 miles E of the US Route 31 junction, near Vienna
Marshfield Train Robbery, junction of US Route 31 and Terrell Road, W of the overspan railroad bridge and W. Morgan and N of the city limits of Scottsburg
Town of Austin, SW corner of the junction of US Route 31 and W. Morgan St in Austin
Joseph Hooker Shea, 8060 E. Main St next to the fire station in Lexington
Pigeon Roost, entrance to Pigeon Roost State Historic Site along US Route 31, 5 miles W of Scottsburg

Finley - Jennings - Johnson - Lexington - Vienna

Austin - Scottsburg - Lexington

Blocher - Naab - Vienna


County Seat: Scottsburg
Year Organized: 1820
Square Miles: 192.75


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Directories 1868

Bios: Supreme Court Commissioners; HON. DAVID McCLURE

Taxes: Lexington 1817-1818
Wills: James Cline

Land Records: Sale of Sinking Fund Lands
Marriages: 1831-1840
News: Proclamation $200 Reward for Elias Clines
Stories: Bible Records of William and Delilah Smith



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Where to find information in Scott County, Indiana

Scott County Genealogical Society
1050 S. Main St, P.O. Box 23
Scottsburg, IN 47170-0023
Scott County Historical Society
P.O. Box 245
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Scott County Heritage Center
1050 S. Main St.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Scott County Public Library
108 S. Main St
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Scott County Health Department
1471 N. Gardner St.
Scottsburg, IN 47170-7751
(birth & death records)
Scott County Recorder
1 E. McClain Ave, Room 100
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(land records)
Scott County Clerk
1 E. McClain Ave, Room 124
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(marriage & court records)

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