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SCOTT COUNTY MNGenWeb

         
                         
                         

Greetings Scott County Researchers!

My name is Karen De Groote and I am your new County Coordinator for Scott County.  My ancestors were in Scott County in the 1860s in Sand Creek Township so I have a personal interest in seeing this web site grow.

Thanks are made to outgoing coordinator Claudia Schuman for all her years of tenure.  Scott County will be undergoing a facelift so check back often.  We do need contributions of any type of data you might have access to including photos and family records.   If you have anything you wish to share, please give me a shout!  Email Karen!  We want to make Scott County a great site to assist people in their genealogical research. 

The purpose of this site is to provide a collection of genealogical information and resources for Scott County. Our goal is to include the transcription of many public records, such as, vital records, census, marriage, and cemetery records and to provide a forum for freely sharing that information.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

BOOKS DO YOU OWN ANY SCHOOL ANNUALS OR BOOKS ABOUT SCOTT COUNTY AND WOULD BE WILLING TO DO LOOKUPS IN THEM?
CEMETERY COULD YOU RECORD TOMBSTONE RECORDS FROM A LOCAL CEMETERY? ARE YOU A SCOUT LEADER AND NEED A PROJECT FOR YOUR TROOP?
HISTORY COULD YOU PROVIDE SOME LOCAL HISTORY INFORMATION ABOUT ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES LISTED ON THE COMMUNITIES PAGE?
LOOKUPS WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO DO LOOKUPS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL OR ANY GENEALOCIAL RECORDS YOU HAVE ACCESS TO?
PHOTOS PLEASE CONSIDER SENDING ME YOUR "OLD TYME" PHOTOS RELATED TO SCOTT COUNTY. A LANDMARK, OLD LIBRARY BUILDING, CHURCHES, ETC.
SOCIETIES IF YOU BELONG TO EITHER THE LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY SOCIETY, PLEASE CONTACT ME SO WE COULD CORROBORATE OUR EFFORTS?
VETERANS WOULD YOU COMPILE A LIST OF VETERANS WHO SERVED IN ANY OF THE WARS FOR HONORABLE LISTING ON THE SITE.
   
 

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ARCHIVES MAILING LIST
   
BIOGRAPHIES MARRIAGE RECORDS
   
BIRTH RECORDS MESSAGE BOARDS
   
CEMETERIES MILITARY RECORDS
   
CENSUS NEWSPAPERS
   
CENSUS PROJECTS ONLINE FAMILIES
   
CHURCHES PHOTOGRAPHS
   
CITY OF SHAKOPEE SCOTT COUNTY HISTORY
   
CIVIL WAR PENSIONERS SURROUNDING COUNTIES
   
DEATH RECORDS TOWNSHIP HISTORIES
   
LIBRARIES UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOS
   
LINKS VITAL RECORDS
   
LOOKUPS  

 

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Scott County was formed in 1853 from Dakota County and is one of the 7 counties that make up the Twin Cities Metro Area. It contains within its borders the cities of: Belle Plaine, New Market, Savage, Elko, New Prague, Shakopee, Jordan, Prior Lake. It also contains within its borders the minor civil divisions (MCDs) of: Belle Plaine, Jackson, Sand Creek, Blakely, Louisville, Savage, Cedar Lake, New Market, Shakopee, Credit River, Prior Lake, Spring Lake, Helena, Saint Lawrence. For more information be sure to visit the Scott County Historical Society webpages at http://scottcountyhistory.org/
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Established March 5, 1853, this county was named in honor of Gen. Winfield Scott, who was commander in chief of the U.S. Army from 1841 to 1861. He was born near Petersburg, Va., June 13, 1786, and died at West Point, N.Y., May 29, 1866; entered the army as a captain in 1808; served with distinction in the War of 1812 and was made a brigadier general and brevet major general in 1814; was chief commander in the Mexican War, 1847; and was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for president in 1852. General Scott visited Fort St. Anthony in the spring of 1824 for inspection of its construction, then completed, and on his recommendation its name was changed to Fort Snelling by a general order of the war department, January 7, 1825.

 

 

 

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