Its county seat is Georgetown.
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 -
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 -- Stamping Ground
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