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Scott County

Scott County

Scott County was formed in 1849 from Anderson,
Campbell, Fentress and Morgan counties
(Acts of Tennessee 1849-50, Chapter 45).

The county seat is Huntsville.

There was a fire at the Scott County courthouse in 1946.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Dusty Bits of the Forgotten Past  (Smith,  1985) [name index in separate volume]
  • Pictorial History of Scott County, Tennessee (Scott County Historical Society, 1992)*
  • Remembering Coal Hill (Barger, 1987?)*
  • Scott County and its Mountain Folk  (Sanderson,  1972) [name index]*
  • Scott County in the Civil War  (Roy,  2001) [name index]*
  • Scott County : Gem of the Cumberlands  (Sanderson,  1974)*

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Scott County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1850 Scott County, Tennessee Census : Annotated Population, Mortailtiy [sic], Slave & Agricultural Schedules (Bailey, 1994) [name index]*
  • 1860 Census, Scott County, Tennessee (Scott County Historical Society, 1985?) [surname index]*
  • 1860 Scott County, Tennessee, Census (Douthat, 1985) [surname index]
  • 1870 Census, Scott County, Tennessee (Scott County Historical Society, 1986?) [surname index]*
  • 1880 Census Scott County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1994) [alphabetical by head of household]*
  • 1880 Census, Scott County, Tennessee (Scott County Historical Society, 1986?) [surname index]*
  • 1900 Census, Scott County, Tennessee (Reed, 1987) [surname index]*
  • 1910 Census, Scott County, Tennessee (Carson, Mabe & Jeffers, 1994) [surname index]*
  • 1920 Census, Scott County, Tennessee (Lemasters, 1994) [surname index]*
  • Cooper Funeral Home Records : Oneida (Scott County), Tennessee [vol. 1 1932-1942 & 1948-1953;   vol. 2 1927-1932 & 1943-1947)] (Bailey, 1994-) [name index in each volume]*
  • Cumberland Co., Tennessee, Fentress Co., Tennessee, Jackson Co., Tennessee, Loudon Co., Tennessee, Morgan Co., Tennessee, Overton Co., [1891 enumeration of male voters -- includes Scott County] (Reed, 1990) [name index for each county]
  • Index to Dusty Bits of the Forgotten Past : A History of Scott County (Smith,  1985) [name index]*
  • Marriages, Scott County, Tennessee : 1880-1893 (Lemasters, 1991) [name index]*
  • Marriages, Scott County, Tennessee, 1893-1904 (Lemasters, 1991) [name index]*
  • Minutes of the First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Tennessee, June, 1894 to November, 1945 (19??)*
  • Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1850 (seventh census) for Scott County, Tennessee (Creekmore, 1980) [surname index]*
  • Private Acts of Scott County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1985)
  • Profiles of Scott Countians  (Sanderson,  1990) [name index]*
  • Scott Co., Tenn., Court Minutes, 1850-55 (WPA, 1940) [name index]
  • [Scott County Cemeteries] [Bk. 1 Cotton Cemetery (High Point) and others;   Bk. 2 Black Creek Cemetery, Black Creek Crossroads and others;   Bk. 3 Acres Cemetery and others] (Rader, 1983?-) [alphabetical by cemetery]
  • Scott County Cemetery Records  [vol. 2]  (Lemasters, 1985) [surname index]*
  • Scott County County Court Minutes, 1850-1855 (Scott County Historical Society, 1988?) [name index]
  • Scott County Death Records, 1901-1968, Kept by Alta Presley, Oneida, Tennessee (Presley & Reed, 198?) [alphabetical]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee and its Families (Scott County Historical Society, 1988) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee County Court Clerk Professional License Registers, Physicians, May 1905-June 1968 (2003?)*
  • Scott County, Tennessee Deeds of Conveyance, 1863-1866 (2003)*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Divorces, 1850-1910 (Lemasters, 1993) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, Vol. A, B, & C, 1854-1880 (WPA, 1938) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee Marriages, 1854-1880 (Sistler, 1988) [alphabetical]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1904-1912 (Lemasters, 1995) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Minute Book Deeds, vol. C, 1859-1861 (WPA, 1938) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Obituaries, 1926-1930 (Lemasters, 1997) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Original Wills, Estates, Guardian Bonds, Administrators Bonds, Executors Bonds, 1850-1900 (Lemasters, 1996) [name index]
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Some Original Marriage Licenses & Bonds    [vol. 1 1850-1919; vol. 2 1850-1933]  (Lemasters, 1991-) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee Surveyor's Book 1 (1850-1867) & surveyor's book 2 (1868-1887) (Lemasters, 1992) [name index]*
  • Scott County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 through 1925 (Wiefering, 1994) [name index]*
  • Scott County, TN Deputy Sheriff's Bond Records  [vol. 1  Sept. 1911 - Nov. 1925; vol. 2  Nov. 1925- Jan 1947]  (2003?) [name index in each volume]*
  • Scott County, TN Record of Countersigned Licenses (Business Licenses), Jan. 1921-May 1931  (2003?) [name index]*
  • Tennessee Records of Scott County :Minute Book (deeds)  [1859-1861]   (WPA, 1938) [name index]*
  • West-Murley Funeral Home Records, Oneida (Scott County), Tennessee (1949-1964) (Bailey, 1996) [name index]*
  • Wills, Scott County, Tennessee : 1850-1927 (Lemasters, 1991) [name index]*

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Scott County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.   

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1854
  • wills from 1892
  • deed index from 1850
  • chancery court minutes from 1858
  • county court minutes from 1850
  • circuit court minutes from 1850
  • tax books from 1875

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1850-1915  (#73, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1854-1893  (#39, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Scott County  (Record Group #107, Roll 74,  1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minutes (1850-1855),  Minute Books, Deeds, Vol. C (1859-1861) and Marriage Records, Vols. A-B-C (1854-1880).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Helenwood, Huntsville, and Oneida. Scattered early issues are available from 1887, and a complete run begins in 1964.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site.  

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Scott County:  1850-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1850-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Scott County census records in book form:  1850,  1860*,  1870*,  1880*,  1900*,  1910*,  1920*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCOTT COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated January 25, 2012

 

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