Scott County Fiscal CourtWelcome to Scott County! Here you will find excellent information regarding the Scott County Government and its services as we are dedicated to serving our citizens in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Welcome to the Scott County Government website! Here you will find information regarding county government, staff, and services. We are dedicated to serving our citizens in the most efficient and effective way possible. We are glad you are here, and we are happy to represent you in the state of Kentucky.
Scott County was explored as early as 1774. One of the early settlers was John McClelland of Pennsylvania.
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.
In 1825, the Choctaw Nation established the Choctaw Academy at Blue Spring in the county. They operated the school for Choctaw boys until 1842, when it closed. They transferred the staff and records to the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where they had removed in the 1830s. There they founded the Spencer Academy in 1844 as the school for Choctaw boys and also founded a school for girls. Later in the nineteenth century, they accepted Baptist missionaries to found the Armstrong Academy.