Scott County, Illinois

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A few resources referring to Scott County church and their records have been found on the internet.  
 
A few resources referring to Scott County church and their records have been found on the internet.  
  
*See [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Scott/hist/ch-hist/ Linkpendium]. For references to various church related sources.
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*See [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Scott/hist/ch-hist/ Linkpendium]. For references to various church related sources.  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=scott+illinois+church&qt=results_page WorldCat] has Scott County church directories for 196? and 1979  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=scott+illinois+church&qt=results_page WorldCat] has Scott County church directories for 196? and 1979  
*Records for 1891 to 1900 of the Presbyterian Church in Wincester are available through the Family History Library {{FHL|221980|item|disp=FHL film 468338 item 2}}.  
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*Records for 1891 to 1900 of the Presbyterian Church in Wincester are available through the Family History Library {{FHL|221980|item|disp=FHL film 468338 item 2}}.
  
Major denomination in Scott County, Illinois include Evangelical Denominations, Catholic Church, American Baptist Churches, Assemblies of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church. To see more about the churches by town, [http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/church-directory/illinois/scott-county/index.html Click here].
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Major denomination in Scott County, Illinois include Evangelical Denominations, Catholic Church, American Baptist Churches, Assemblies of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church. To see more about the churches by town, [http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/church-directory/illinois/scott-county/index.html Click here].  
  
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Timeline of early churches of Shelby County:<ref>Historic sketch and biographical album of Shelby County, Illinois : embellished with portraits of well-known residents of Shelby County, Illinois. Reprint. (Salem, Massachusetts : Higginson, [2001?], Originally published: Shelbyville, Ill. : The Wilder Pub. Co., 1900).<ref><br>  
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*1825 Methodist Episcopal (M.E.) Church was the pioneer church of the county begune by itinerant preachers. Their first building in 1830 was perhaps the first built in the county.
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*1832 - Baptists who were known as the Church of Christ organized in Shelbyville and Ash Grove. Other congregations were organized in the mid- to late-1800s on other communities in the county
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*1839 - Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church
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*1843 - Shelbyville Church
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*1850 - St Paul's Reformed Church in Shelbyville
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*1860 - West Okaw Church in Prairie Home were basically Presbyterian
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*1860 - Baptist in Shelbyville. It was the second Vaptist congregation in the county but did not claim to be connected to the Baptist group organized in 1832.
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*1867 - First Presbyterian Church of Tower Hill
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*1867 - Presbyterian Church of Moweaqua
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*1875 - Aftican Methodist Episcopal (M.E. Church) in Shelbyville
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===

Revision as of 21:39, 18 August 2011

Scott County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Scott County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 16, 1839
County Seat Winchester
Courthouse
Scott County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Scott County Courthouse
101 E. Market Street
Winchester, Illinois 62694
(217) 742-3178
  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Scott County

Contents

Scott County Organization

Scott County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Scott County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1839
1877
1840
1823
1839

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Scott County are kept, see the Scott County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Scott County was established on February 16, 1839 from a portion of Morgan County. It's territory was first part of Illinois County, created by Virginia in 1783. In 1787 this sparsely settled county became part of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River. In 1790 present day Scott became part of St. Clair County which was one of the initial counties located in Indiana Territory when it was formed in 1800. In 1809, that county became part of the new Illinois Territory and Scott county's territory moved through several county organizations as the population of Illinois began to expand rapidly: first Madison in 1812; next Greene in 1821; and as the last step before becoming its own county it became part of Morgan in 1823. This very rural county retains much the look it had during it's early days. See the diagram of the county's derivation at the Scott County ILGenWeb Project

  • Scott County was formed 16 February 1839 from Morgan County.
  • Named after Scott County, Kentucky through influence of emigrants from that county.

Parent County

  • 1839--Scott County was created 16 February 1839 from Morgan County.  County seat:  Winchester [1]

Boundary Changes

  • No known changes

See an interactive map of Illinois boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Winchester

Towns: Naples Villages: Alsey . Bluffs . Exeter . Glasgow . Manchester

Precincts: Alsey . Bloomfield . East Winchester . Exeter . Glasglow . Manchester . Merritt . Naples . North Bluff . North Winchester . Oxville . Point Pleasant . Sandy . South Bluffs . South Winchester

Unincorporated Community: Riggston

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Scott County Cemeteries in the Rootsweb site has many cemeteries listed and some have a list of people buried in those cemeteries. The give coordinates, section, township, and range. If there is a township name, that is also listed.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190010,455
191010,067−3.7%
19209,489−5.7%
19308,539−10.0%
19408,176−4.3%
19507,245−11.4%
19606,377−12.0%
19706,096−4.4%
19806,1420.8%
19905,644−8.1%
20005,537−1.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990
  • 1840 Pensioners
A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Scott County on page 188.]
  • 1850 Census
Index: 1850 Census of Scott County, IL at Rootsweb – Free; index
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule
1850 Scott County Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb – Free; alphabetical
  • 1860 Census
1860 Census of Scott County, IL at Rootsweb – Free; index
  • 1860 Mortality Schedule
1860 Scott County Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb – Free; Alphabetical
  • 1870 Census
1870 Census of Scott County, IL at Rootsweb – Free; Index
  • 1870 Mortality Schedule
1870 Scott County IL Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb – Free; Alphabetical
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule
1880 Scott County IL Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb — Free; Alphabetical

Church Records

A few resources referring to Scott County church and their records have been found on the internet.

  • See Linkpendium. For references to various church related sources.
  • WorldCat has Scott County church directories for 196? and 1979
  • Records for 1891 to 1900 of the Presbyterian Church in Wincester are available through the Family History Library FHL film 468338 item 2.

Major denomination in Scott County, Illinois include Evangelical Denominations, Catholic Church, American Baptist Churches, Assemblies of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church. To see more about the churches by town, Click here.

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