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Scott County, Minnesota

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Scott County was first inhabited by two bands of the Santee Sioux (Dakota) Indians, the Mdewakanton and Wahpeton.

Scott County was established and organized by an Act passed in the legislature on March 5, 1853. The 369-square-mile county was named after General Winfield Scott. Settlers started entering the area in the mid-1850s. The Minnesota River and the ox cart trails were the primary transportation routes. The first settlers were Yankees, followed by groups of Germans, Irish, Czechs, and Scandinavians. They each brought their own traditions and religions. Most of these settlers became farmers. Fur trading, lumbering, and farming were Minnesota's major industries all throughout the 19th century.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Townships & Communities

Belle Plaine | Blakeley | Cedar Lake | Credit River | Elko New Market | Helena | Jackson | Jordan | Louisville | Lydia | Marystown | Mudbaden | New Market | New Prague (part) | Prior Lake | St. Benedict | St. Lawrence | St. Patrick | Sand Creek | Savage | Shakopee (County Seat) | Spring Lake | Union Hill



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Minnesota Valley Nat'l Wildlife Ref. (part)