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Scott County, Kentucky

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Native Americans inhabited the Scott County area from perhaps 15,000 years ago. Evidence has been identified that belongs the Adena culture (800 B.C. - 800 A.D.), including several significant Adena mounds.

The area was explored by American explorers as early as 1774. One of the earliest settlers was John McClelland from Pennsylvania, who built McLelland's Fort overlooking the Georgetown spring. During the American Revolution, pro-British Native Americans attacked McLelland's Fort in 1777, during the American Revolution, causing the settlement to be abandoned. Six years later, a new and permanent settlement was founded by Robert and Jemima Johnson, who built Johnson Station (later called Great Crossing), near the north fork of Elkhorn Creek, about five miles west of today's Georgetown.

Scott County named for General Charles Scott, a Revolutionary War hero, who would serve as Kentucky's fourth governor (1808-1812).

Adjacent Counties


  • Georgetown (County Seat)
  • Sadieville
  • Stamping Ground




Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places