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Scott County, Illinois
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Boundary map of Scott County, Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 16, 1839
County Seat Winchester
Courthouse
IL-scott-courthouse.jpg
Address 101 E. Market Street
Winchester, IL 62694
217-742-3178
Named for: Scott County, Kentucky
United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Scott County

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County Courthouse

No official website Courthouse 101 E Market Street Winchester, IL 62694-1209

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 www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php

  • 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

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

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

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

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Scott County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Scott County.


- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.

Naturalization and Citizenship

IRAD Holdings

  • Natutalization Records, Circuit Court  1859 to 1904 
  • Naturalization Records, County Court 1864 to1906 

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriages were first recorded in Scott County in 1839--when the county was organized.  The early marriage records may or may not contain the marriage application (which would contain parent names).  Birth records were first recorded in Scott County in 1860; deaths were first recorded in 1877.  It was not until 1916 that the recording of births and deaths became mandatory.  These vital records are available through the Scott County Clerk/Recorder, 35 East Market St., Winchester, IL 62694.  Phone: 217.742.3178.

Birth Records

IRAD Holdings

  • Birth Certificates  1880 to 1900
  • Birth Records  1877 to 1903
  • Birth Records Index  1877 to 1903
  • Birth Afftdavit Records, Chidren of Civil War Casualties  1861 to 1875

Published abstracts:

Marriage Records

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, for Scott County 1839 to 1900

IRAD Holdings

  • Marriage License Applications  1876 to 1900
  • Marriage Licenses 1876 to 1927
  • Marriage Records 1839 to 1914
  • Marriage Record Index 1839 to1945

Published abstracts:

Death Records

Index to Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950

IRAD Holdings

  • Death Records 1877 to 1913
  • Death Record Index 1877 to 1913

Published abstracts:

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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