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Scott County, Mississippi
Scott County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Scott is named for Governor of Mississippi Abram M. Scott. Abram Marshall Scott (1785–July 12 1833, age 47–48)
was a Democratic Mississippi politician born in South Carolina. He served in the state senate in 1822 and 1826–1827.
In 1832, he was sworn in as Governor and served until his death by cholera on July 12, 1833.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Scott County was organized on the 23d of December, 1833, and was named in honor of Abram M. Scott, seventh governor of Mississippi.
The act which established the county defined its boundaries as follows:
February 8, 1838, the county was enlarged by the addition of “all that portion of territory lying east of Pearl
River and the old Choctaw boundary line, designating the dividing line between the Indian and white settlements
prior to the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, in 1830, from the point where the said boundary line crosses Pearl
River, to the point where the same intersects the present western boundary line of the county of Scott.” It is now a
nearly square area of land containing 597 square miles of territory, and was one of the sixteen counties formed at
the above time from the territory ceded by the Choctaws in the treaty of Dancing Rabbit, September 27, 1830.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 610 square miles (1,581 kmē), of which, 609 square miles (1,578 kmē) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 kmē) of it (0.21%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"