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Founded June 22, 1792
County Seat Georgetown
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Contents

Quick Dates

Scott County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Scott County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Scott County Courthouse
101 E Main Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone 502.863.7875 

County Clerk has marriage and land records
from 1837 and probate records from 1796.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1792--Scott County was created 22 June 1792 from Woodford County.  County seat: Georgetown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876--Scott County Courthouse and several businesses burned, 21 Sept 1876.  Clerk's office records and many valuable papers of the county saved [3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Biddle Georgetown Newtown Stamping Ground
Boydtown Great Crossing Oxford Stonewall
Cranetown Indian Hills Paynes Depot Suterville
Davis Josephine Porter Turkey Foot
Delaplain Longlick Rogers Gap Watkinsville
Double Culvert Minorsville Sadieville White Sulphur
Dry Run Muddy Ford Skinnersburg Zion Hill
Duval New Zion

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 8,007
1810 12,419 55.1%
1820 14,219 14.5%
1830 14,677 3.2%
1840 13,668 −6.9%
1850 14,946 9.4%
1860 14,417 −3.5%
1870 11,607 −19.5%
1880 14,965 28.9%
1890 16,546 10.6%
1900 18,076 9.2%
1910 16,956 −6.2%
1920 15,318 −9.7%
1930 14,400 −6.0%
1940 14,314 −0.6%
1950 15,141 5.8%
1960 15,376 1.6%
1970 17,948 16.7%
1980 21,813 21.5%
1990 23,867 9.4%
2000 33,061 38.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Scott County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Johnson] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Scott County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scott County, Kentucky page 275, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com: Georgetown, KY Courthouse Fire, Sept 1876 http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/18777/georgetown-ky-courthouse-fire-sept-1876
  4. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).

 

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