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Scott County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Georgetown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

285 sq mi (738 km²)
284 sq mi (736 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.20%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,061
116/sq mi (45/km²)
Founded 1792
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Scott county kentucky courthouse.jpg
Scott County courthouse in Georgetown, Kentucky
Website www.gtown.org

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2008, the population was estimated at 44,549. Its county seat is Georgetown[1].

Scott County is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 285 square miles (738 km2), of which 284 square miles (736 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Scott County was explored as early as 1774. One of the early settlers was John McClelland of Pennsylvania. The area became subject to hostile Indian attacks, and was abandoned by 1777.

In 1783, Robert Johnson established the first permanent settlement at Johnson's Station. In 1786, Maryland Catholics established the second parish in Kentucky at St. Francis, Kentucky.

Scott County was formed in 1792. It was one of the first counties created after Statehood. It was named for Revolutionary War hero, Gen. Charles Scott, who led the Kentucky Militia at the disastrous Battle of the Wabash in 1791. Gen. Scott went on to the 1794 victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and served as Governor from 1808 - 1812.

On November 18, 1861, Scott County native George W. Johnson was elected provisional Confederate governor of Kentucky. In the American Civil War, Scott County furnished the Union army with 118 soldiers and the Confederacy with approximately 1,000. [1]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 8,007
1810 12,419 55.1%
1820 14,219 14.5%
1830 14,677 3.2%
1840 13,668 −6.9%
1850 14,946 9.4%
1860 14,417 −3.5%
1870 11,607 −19.5%
1880 14,965 28.9%
1890 16,546 10.6%
1900 18,076 9.2%
1910 16,956 −6.2%
1920 15,318 −9.7%
1930 14,400 −6.0%
1940 14,314 −0.6%
1950 15,141 5.8%
1960 15,376 1.6%
1970 17,948 16.7%
1980 21,813 21.5%
1990 23,867 9.4%
2000 33,061 38.5%
Est. 2008 44,549 34.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21209.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33,061 people, 12,110 households, and 8,985 families residing in the county. The population density was 116 per square mile (45 /km2). There were 12,977 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.94% White, 5.35% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,110 households out of which 38.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,081, and the median income for a family was $54,117. Males had a median income of $40,604 versus $25,767 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,490. About 7.30% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable current and past residents

  • James C. C. Black - U.S. Representative from Georgia. Born in Stamping Ground.
  • J. Campbell Cantrill - politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Georgetown in 1870.
  • Daniel Cook - First Attorney General of Illinois.
  • Basil Duke - Confederate General, took part in Morgan's Raid. Brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan.
  • David French - author, A Season for Justice: Defending the Rights of the Christian Home, Church and School.
  • William H. Hatch - politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri. Born in Georgetown in 1833.
  • Henry P. Haun - politician, U.S. Senator from California. Born near Newton in 1815.
  • George W. Johnson - politician, 1st Confederate Governor of Kentucky, mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.
  • John T. Johnson - politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of Richard M. Johnson. Born at Great Crossings in 1788.
  • Richard M. Johnson - politician, Vice-President of the United States 1837-43. Born in Louisville, Ky.
  • Tom L. Johnson - U.S. Representative from Ohio 1891-95, Mayor of Cleveland 1901-1909. Born in Georgetown in 1854.
  • John M. Palmer - Civil War General, Governor of Illinois 1869-1873, National Democratic Party presidential candidate 1896. Born at Eagle Creek in 1817.
  • James F. Robinson - politician, 22nd Governor of Kentucky. Was the Federal Governor during the Civil War. Cardome in Georgetown was his family home.
  • John M. Robinson - politician, United States Senator from Illinois. Born in Georgetown in 1794.
  • Robert Ward Johnson - U.S. Senator and Confederate States Senator from Arkansas. Nephew of Richard M. Johnson.
  • Gustavus W. Smith - General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Confederate Secretary of War in 1862.
  • Junius Ward - 19th century horsman and plantation owner, founder of Ward Hall.

See also

External references

References

Coordinates: 38°18′N 84°35′W / 38.30°N 84.58°W / 38.30; -84.58


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Scott County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Scott County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1792
Seat
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.20%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33061
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.gtown.org

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 33,061. Its county seat is Georgetown6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 739 km² (285 sq mi). 737 km² (285 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Scott County Courthouse

Scott County was explored as early as 1774. One of the early settlers was John McClelland of Pennsylvania. The area became subject to hostile Indian attacks, and was abandoned by 1777.

In 1783, Robert Johnson established the first permanent settlement at Johnson's Station. In 1786, Maryland Catholics established the second parish in Kentucky at St. Francis, Kentucky.

Scott County was formed in 1792. It was one of the first counties created after Statehood. It was named for Revolutionary War hero, Gen. Charles Scott, who led the Kentucky Militia at the disastrous Battle of the Wabash in 1791. Gen. Scott went on to the 1794 victory at Fallen Timbers, and served as Governor from 1808 - 1812.

On November 18, 1861, Scott County native George W. Johnson was elected provisional Confederate governor of Kentucky. In the American Civil War, Scott County furnished the Union army with 118 soldiers and the Confederacy with approximately 1,000. [1]

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,061 people, 12,110 households, and 8,985 families residing in the county. The population density was 45/km² (116/sq mi). There were 12,977 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.94% White, 5.35% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,110 households out of which 38.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,081, and the median income for a family was $54,117. Males had a median income of $40,604 versus $25,767 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,490. About 7.30% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable Current/Past Residents

  • James C. C. Black - U.S. Representative from Georgia. Born in Stamping Ground.
  • J. Campbell Cantrill - politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Georgetown in 1870.
  • Daniel Cook - First Attorney General of Illinois.
  • Basil Duke - Confederate General, took part in Moargan's Raid. Brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan.
  • David French - author, A Season for Justice: Defending the Rights of the Christian Home, Church and School.
  • William H. Hatch - politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri. Born in Georgetown in 1833.
  • Henry P. Haun - politician, U.S. Senator from California. Born near Newton in 1815.
  • George W. Johnson - politician, 1st Confederate Governor of Kentucky, mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.
  • John T. Johnson - politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of Richard M. Johnson. Born at Great Crossings in 1788.
  • Richard M. Johnson - politician, Vice-President of the United States 1837-43. Born in Louisville, Ky.
  • Tom L. Johnson - U.S. Representative from Ohio 1891-95, Mayor of Cleveland 1901-1909. Born in Georgetown in 1854.
  • James F. Robinson - politician, 22nd Governor of Kentucky. Was the Federal Governor during the Civil War. Cardome in Georgetown was his family home.
  • John M. Robinson - politician, United States Senator from Illinois. Born in Georgetown in 1794.
  • Robert Ward Johnson - U.S. Senator and Confederate States Senator from Arkansas. Nephew of Richard M. Johnson.
  • Gustavus W. Smith - General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Confederate Secretary of War in 1862.
  • Junius Ward - 19th century horsman and plantation owner, founder of Ward Hall.

External references

Coordinates: 38°18′N 84°35′W / 38.30, -84.58

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