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Scott County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a
population of 5,355, making it the
fourth-least populous county in Illinois. Scott County was
created on February 16, 1839. The county
seat is Winchester. The county is named
for Scott County, Kentucky, itself named after Charles Scott.
Scott County is part of the Jacksonville, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL Combined Statistical Area.
The county is named for Scott County, Kentucky, itself named after Charles Scott.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Scott County was created on February 16, 1839 (Laws, 1839, p. 126) and was formed from Fayette County. Present
area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Morgan County (1823-1839), Greene County (1821-1823), Madison County
(1812-1821) and St. Clair County (1790-1812).
The County was named for Scott County in Kentucky through the influence of emigrants from that county. The County Seat is Winchester (1839-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 253 square miles (655 km2), of which, 251 square miles (650 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) of it (0.73%) is water.
Scott county is located in west Illinois.
Bordering counties are as follows: