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Scott County, Indiana
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Scott County, Indiana Facts

When was Scott County, IN Created?
Scott County was established on February 1, 1820 from Clark CountyJackson CountyJefferson CountyJennings County and Washington County. This county was named for Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky.

What is the County Seat of Scott County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Scottsburg also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Scott County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Jennings CountyJefferson CountyClark CountyWashington CountyJackson County.

What cities and towns are in Scott County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Austin, Scottsburg, Lexington.

What Townships are in Scott County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Finley, Jennings, Johnson, Lexington, Vienna.

Scott County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Scott County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Scott County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana 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 can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Scott County Department of Health, 1471 N. Gardner St., Scottsburg, IN 47170-7751 ; Phone: 812-752-8455 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Scott County, IN Census Records

What Scott County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Scott Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Scott Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Scott Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide

Scott County, IN 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 Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Scott County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Scott County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court’s permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The County Clerk’s Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  The staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
    • Address: One East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170
    • Phone: (812) 752-8420
    • Marriage Records: 1820
    • Probate Records: 1820
    • Court Records: ?
  • Scott County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
    • Address: 1 E. McClain Ave., Room 100, Scottsburg 47170
    • Phone: 812-752-8408
    • Land Records: 1819
  • Scott County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper’s tax.
  • BLM Land Records

Scott County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Scott Co. IN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Scott Co. IN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Scott Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

Scott Co. IN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Scott Co. IN General and History Websites

Scott Co. IN Military Records