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
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?
DO YOU OWN ANY SCHOOL
ANNUALS OR BOOKS ABOUT SCOTT COUNTY AND
WOULD BE WILLING TO DO LOOKUPS IN THEM?
COULD YOU RECORD TOMBSTONE
RECORDS FROM A LOCAL CEMETERY? ARE YOU A
SCOUT LEADER AND NEED A PROJECT FOR YOUR
COULD YOU PROVIDE SOME
LOCAL HISTORY INFORMATION ABOUT ONE OF
THE COMMUNITIES LISTED ON THE COMMUNITIES
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO DO
LOOKUPS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL OR ANY
GENEALOCIAL RECORDS YOU HAVE ACCESS TO?
PLEASE CONSIDER SENDING ME
YOUR "OLD TYME" PHOTOS RELATED
TO SCOTT COUNTY. A LANDMARK, OLD LIBRARY
BUILDING, CHURCHES, ETC.
IF YOU BELONG TO EITHER
THE LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY SOCIETY,
PLEASE CONTACT ME SO WE COULD CORROBORATE
WOULD YOU COMPILE A LIST
OF VETERANS WHO SERVED IN ANY OF THE WARS
FOR HONORABLE LISTING ON THE SITE.
|**Since Rootsweb has
crashed spectacularly for the last few weeks and came up with
old data this site has been moved~KD Mar 2016
Has been deleted on Rootsweb.
Please visit the new Scott
County MNGenWeb page!
County was formed in 1853 from Dakota County and
is one of the
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
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.