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Its county seat is
Scott County was
explored as early as 1774. One of the early settlers was John
McClelland of Pennsylvania. The area became subject to hostile
Indian attacks, and was abandoned by 1777.
In 1783, Robert Johnson
established the first permanent settlement at Johnson's Station. In
1786, Maryland Catholics established the second parish in Kentucky
at St. Francis, Kentucky.
Scott County was formed
in 1792. It was one of the first counties created after Statehood.
It was named for Revolutionary War hero, Gen. Charles Scott, who led
the Kentucky Militia at the disastrous Battle of the Wabash in 1791.
Gen. Scott went on to the 1794 victory at Fallen Timbers, and served
as Governor from 1808 - 1812.
On November 18, 1861,
Scott County native George W. Johnson was elected provisional
Confederate governor of Kentucky. In the American Civil War, Scott
County furnished the Union army with 118 soldiers and the
Confederacy with approximately 1,000.
Cities and Towns
Corinth -- Georgetown -- Sadieville --
Harrison / Bourbon
/ Woodford / Franklin / Owen
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