Scott County, Indiana Records
Scott County, Indiana (Map It) was created on February 1, 1820 from Clark County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jennings County and Washington County. This county was named for Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky.
Scott County is bordered by Jennings County (north), Jefferson County (east), Clark County (south), Washington County (west), Jackson County (northwest).
Scott County Cities and Towns include Austin, Scottsburg, Lexington.
Scott County Townships include Finley, Jennings, Johnson, Lexington, Vienna. See Map of Scott County Townships.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Indiana maps.
Scott County, Indiana Courthouse Records
Scott County, IN Courthouse
The Scott County Courthouse is located in Scottsburg, Indiana. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Scott county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Scott County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1820, Probate Records from 1820 and Court Records from ?. The 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.
- Scott County Recorder has Land Records from 1819. The 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.
- 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.
- Scott County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.
Scott County, Indiana Census Records
- Learn More: State of Indiana Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Scott County, Indiana Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Indiana Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1907 to present.
- Marriage Records: from 1958 to present.
- Death Records: from January 1900 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. See the County Clerk.
- Locations: Indiana State Department of Health, 2 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; PH: (317) 233-1325
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Scott County, Indiana Resources
- State of Indiana Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Indiana
- Scott County Historian, Thelma G. Hogue, 904 Lakeview Drive, Scottsburg, IN 47170; Phone: (812) 752-5042
- Lexington Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Lexington, IN 47138; Phone: (812) 889-2044
- Scott County Genealogical Society
- Scott County Heritage Center and Museum
- Scott County Historical Society
- Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
- Scott County, Indiana Message Boards
Scott County, Indiana External Links
- Indiana Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Scott County, Indiana Books - Amazon
- Internet Archives online books for Scott County
- Scott County Newspaper Holdings at the Indiana State Library
- Scott Co., Indiana - FindaGrave
- Indiana Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Scott County, Indiana Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Indiana (1817 - 1930)
- Scott Co. INGenweb
- Scott County, Indiana Ancestry Database Collections
- Scott County, Indiana Military Records