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Scott County, Kentucky Facts

When was Scott County, KY Created?
Scott County was created on June 1, 1792 from Woodford County. Currently the county was named in honor of Charles Scott, Revolutionary war general and later Governor of Kentucky (1808–1812) .

What is the County Seat of Scott County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Georgetown additionally, the county government website is www.scottky.com

What counties are adjacent to Scott County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Grant County (north), Harrison County (northeast), Bourbon County (east), Fayette County (southeast), Woodford County (southwest), Franklin County (west), Owen County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Scott County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Georgetown, Sadieville, Stamping Ground.


Scott County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Scott County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Scott County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Scott County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.


Scott County, KY Census Records

What Scott County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Scott County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Scott Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Scott Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Scott Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Scott Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide


Scott County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Scott County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Scott County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Scott County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Scottd County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records (the most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgage releases, entries, warrants, surveys, mortgages, assignments, and indexes), Probate records (may include such documents as wills, estates, letters of administration, administrators, executors, probate journals, probate packets, inventories, settlements, sales, accounts, guardianship, orphans, insolvent estates, bastardy, apprentices, insanity and adoptions) and Marriage Liscenses
    • Address: 101 East Main Street, Georgetown, KY, 40324
    • Phone: (502) 863-7875
    • Marriage Records: 1837 
    • Land Records: 1793
    • Probate Records: 1796
  • Scott County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Scott County Justice Center, 119 N. Hamilton St., Georgetown, KY 40324
    • Phone: (502) 863-0474
    • Court Records: 1792
  • Scott County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
  • Scott County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Scott County, Kentucky Wills: 1794-1820  (search.ancestry.com)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Scott County USGenWeb Archives Project

Scott County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Scott County, KY?
A list of Scott County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Scott County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Scott County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Scott County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Scott Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Scott Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Scott Co. KY General and History Websites

Scott Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Scott Co. KY Military Records

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