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Founded in 1833

Scott County is a part of that territory ceded by the Choctaw Indian to the federal government by the treaty of Dancing Rabbit in their third and last cession (1830). The county, along with fifteen others, was organized about three years after this cession.

It was named in honor of Abram M. Scott, then governor of the State. Governor Abram M. Scott was a native of South Carolina. He had been a member of Claiborne's expedition against the Creeks at Holy Ground in 1813. In the constitutional convention of 1817 he represented Wilkinson County and served two terms as lieutenant-governor immediately preceding his election to the governor's office, in the latter part of 1831.
Its county seat is Forest.

[Source: "Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society", 1913 - Submitted By Cathy Danielson]

Cities
Forest -- Morton
Towns
Lake (partly in Newton County)
Sebastopol (small portion in Leake County)
Unincorporated places
Forkville -- Harperville -- Hillsboro -- Homewood -- Ludlow -- Norris -- Pulaski

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Website Updates:
10 May 2013: Added Added Sherman Hill Cemetery Transcription
10 May 2013: Added Added Amis Graveyard Transcription
30 Mar 2013: Added Added 1890 Vet Census ED 160
30 Mar 2013: Added Added 1890 Vet Census ED 162
30 Mar 2013: Added Added 1890 Vet Census ED 163
30 Mar 2013: Added Added 1890 Vet Census ED 164
30 Mar 2013: Added Added 1890 Vet Census ED 165
07 May 2012: Added Added Keaheay-Shannon Marriage Announcement
07 May 2012: Added Added Obits for Allen & Collins
17 Dec 2009: Added Crime Story from Newspaper
15 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Index
Jan 2009: HENDON biography; 1850 Census Enumeration for Hillsboro; 1883 Pensioners; WW2 Casualties
County Records: Register of Commissions (public officials); extinct towns; marriage announcements
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Surrounding Counties
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Leake County (north)
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Newton County (east)
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Smith County (south)
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Rankin County (west)
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Madison County (northwest)
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This page last updated on -- 10 May 2013

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