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