Genealogy Trails History Group Logo

Kentucky Genealogy and History


Welcome to Scott County, KY

History and Genealogy
Presented by

Kentucky Genealogy Trails
a part of Genealogy Trails
line
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
line

This Site is Available for Adoption

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails, view our
Volunteer Page for further information and then contact Kim.

(Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data is required)
line

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.
line
If you would like to be kept informed of our state and county website updates, subscribe to any or all of our
mailing lists
Kentucky is covered under our "Southern" States mailing list.

line
Founded 1792.
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 - 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 -- Stamping Ground

Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles

Extinct Towns

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Surnames

Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
Cemetery Listing;

Surrounding Counties

Grant / Harrison / Bourbon / Fayette / Woodford / Franklin / Owen

Visit Our National Genealogy Trails Site

Subscribe to our mailing lists to get notification when we update this and our other Southern websites.


Copyright Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.