Place:Scott, Iowa, United States

Watchers


NameScott
Alt namesScottsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.633°N 90.633°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1837 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 168,799 as of the 2012 Census estimate and increase of 2.2% from the 2010 census which was at 165,224. The county seat is Davenport.

Scott County is one of the four counties that make up the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area.

Contents

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The first American settlement in the area now known as Scott County was Clark's Ferry or Clark's Landing (now Buffalo) in 1833. Other early towns included Davenport (now the county seat and largest city) and the town of Rockingham (which ceased to exist in 1847). The area was fully surveyed in 1837, and the county was established by the Wisconsin territorial legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott,[1] who was the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War.

By 1900 the population of the county was 51,500, and by 1950 it was over 100,000. Scott County now comprises part of the Quad City region, which includes the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island and Moline (in Illinois).

The present Scott County Courthouse was completed in 1955 and expanded along with the jail in 2007. The old section of the Scott County Jail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 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
1840 2,140
1850 5,986
1860 25,959
1870 38,599
1880 41,266
1890 43,164
1900 51,558
1910 60,000
1920 73,952
1930 77,332
1940 84,748
1950 100,698
1960 119,067
1970 142,687
1980 160,022
1990 150,979

Research Tips

External links

http://iagenweb.org/scott/


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Scott County, Iowa. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.