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SCOTT CO PLACE NAMES


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Austin, town in Scott County. Platted in 1853 and named for Austin, Texas, by veterans who were stationed there during the Mexican War.

Blocher, village in Scott County. Laid out in 1860 and named for Daniel Blocher, founder. Formerly called Holman Station and Holman.

Leota, village in Scott County. A post office was located here in 1884. Named for Leota Mount, daughter of Mathias M. Mount and Ruth Crowe who died of diptheria at age two. Never officially laid out. Earlier the area was known as Finley Crossroads

Lexington, village in Scott County. Laid out in 1810 and named for Lexington, Massachusetts, apparently because of the famous battle there.

New Frankfort, village in Scott County. Formerly called Woostertown, it was platted in 1838 and named by settlers from Kentucky for the capital of their native state.

Scottsburg, county seat, fifth class city in Scott County. Laid out in 1871 and not named for the county in which it is located but for Thomas Scott, president of the Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad.

Scottsburg Reservoir, lake in Scott County. This 83-acre lake is located 1 mile southwest of Scottsburg, for which it was named.

Vienna, village in Scott County. Platted in 1849 and named for the capital of Austria.

Additional place names. If you know the history behind the name please let me know!

Albion, Alpha, Bennettsville, Gamus, Griswald, Nabb, Nabb Station, Split Stump, Thomastown, Wooster and Woostertown

Named streams and rivers - Scott Co., IN