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|Scott County, Illinois|
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||February 16, 1839|
|Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives|
|Address|| Scott County Courthouse|
101 E. Market Street
Winchester, Illinois 62694
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Scott County Organization
Scott County's civil records start the following years:
|Beginning Dates for Scott County Records|
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.
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.
- No known changes
See an interactive map of Illinois boundary changes.
Places / Localities
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
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.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Scott County and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
- Scott Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
- 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.
- Illinois Cemeteries by county.
- The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Scott County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Scott County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
- The Scott County website of ILGenWeb has many pages of information on the county's cemeteries at www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php.
|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
- 1850 Mortality Schedule
- 1860 Census
- 1860 Mortality Schedule
- 1870 Census
- 1870 Mortality Schedule
- 1880 Mortality Schedule
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.
Timeline of early churches of Shelby County:
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