Place:Scott, Kentucky, United States

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Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The 2012 population was 49,057 per the United States Census Bureau. Its county seat is Georgetown.

Scott County is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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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 established in 1792 from land given by Woodford County. 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 the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and served as Governor from 1808 - 1812.

In 1825, the Choctaw Nation established the Choctaw Academy at Blue Spring in the county. They operated the school for Choctaw boys until 1842, when it closed. They transferred the staff and records to the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where they had removed in the 1830s. There they founded the Spencer Academy in 1844 as the school for Choctaw boys and also founded a school for girls. Later in the nineteenth century, they accepted Baptist missionaries to found the Armstrong Academy.

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. [1]

Timeline

Date Event Source
1792 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1793 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1796 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 8,007
1810 12,419
1820 14,219
1830 14,677
1840 13,668
1850 14,946
1860 14,417
1870 11,607
1880 14,965
1890 16,546
1900 18,076
1910 16,956
1920 15,318
1930 14,400
1940 14,314
1950 15,141
1960 15,376
1970 17,948
1980 21,813
1990 23,867

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External links

Rootsweb Scott County, Kentucky



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