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Indiana is divided into ninety-two counties. The oldest and newest Counties in Indiana are Knox County (created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857).Many Indiana counties are named for the US Founding Fathers and personalities of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and Battle of Tippecanoe; early leaders of Indiana Territory and Indiana, as well as surrounding states like Michigan and Kentucky; plus Native American tribes and geographical features.

Scott County, Indiana

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Scott County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 24,181. Scott County was created on February 1, 1820. The county seat is Scottsburg. The county is named for Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky.

Etymology - Origin of Scott County Name

The county is named for Charles Scott who was a General in the Revolutionary War, Governor of Kentucky and an Indian fighter.


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Scott County History

Scott County was organized January 12, 1820 becoming effective February 1, 1820. It was named for Gen. Charles Scott, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812. Much of its water supply comes from Hardy Lake.

Scott County is divided into 5 Civil Townships as follows: Finley, Jennings, Johnson, Lexington and Vienna.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 193 square miles (499 km2), of which 190 square miles (493 km2) is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) (1.21%) is water.

Scott county is located in south Indiana. Hardy Lake is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Jennings County; Jefferson County
  • South: Clark County
  • Southwest: Washington County
  • Northwest: Jackson County


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