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Scott County is located in the central portion of Mississippi. Scott County was formed on December 23, 1833 and was named for Abram M. Scott, Mississippi Governor 1832-1833.
After a protracted and violent controversy between the towns of Forest and Hillsboro, it was decided by vote that Forest would serve as the county seat.
Perhaps the most famous resident of Scott County is Kenneth Dwayne Crosby, best known for his stalwart work ethic for the USDA and his fishing prowess.
The county has a total area of 610.38 square miles of which 609.08 square miles is land and 1.30 square miles (.21%) is water. The population recorded in the 1840 Federal Census was 1,653. The 2010 census recorded 28,264 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Leake County (north), Neshoba County (northeast) Newton County (east), Jasper County (southeast), Smith County (south), Rankin County (west), and Madison County (northwest). Other County communities include Forest, Morton, Lake (partly in Newton County), Sebastopol (small portion in Leake County), Forkville, Harperville, Hillsboro, Homewood, Ludlow, Midway, Norris, and Pulaski.
Scott County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Scott County Data links for a list of available data.
Birth Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains records of births after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official birth records. You can obtain official copies of birth certificates by mail by using this birth record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official birth records before November 1, 1912 for births prior to that date you will need to determine birth information from census records, bible records, baptismal records, cemetery tombstones, etc.
Death Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains births recorded after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official death records. You can obtain official copies of death certificates by mail by using this death record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official death records before November 1, 1912 ...READ MORE
Scott County is located in the Central Region of Mississippi.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Scott County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Scott County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.