Scott County Indiana History

Scott County Historical Society

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Ed Cozart, PresidentMary Beth Carter Comer, Vice PresidentCarol Berna Stead, SecretaryLynn Lamb, Treasurer

Business meetings are held every other month.  The group sponsors many events for the Scott County Heritage Center & Museum.  The four Historical Dinner Programs are sponsored by the Society.   The Society sponsors food and the speakers as a donation to the Museum.

The meetings begin at 4 p.m.  For dates, call 812.752.1050.

The 2019 Dinner Programs will be placed on the site as soon as speakers are secured.

In-House Library

The Scott County Historical Society now has an in-house Library on the 2nd floor of the Scott County Museum.  No books are allowed out of the building, but there is a copier available for your use.  Donations may be placed in jar that is available on the desk to help keep the supplies for the copier.

Some of the material available:

Filson Club historical publications

IN Historical Society Genealogy books

IN Historical Society Historical books

KY Historical Society Historical books

Scott County history in booklet form

3 ring binders compiled on local churches

Purdue Cooperative Extension Service records

4-H records

Extension Homemaker records         

Extension Homemaker’s History Book

George Rogers Clark History

School Year Books

Museum Scrapbooks of various past events

Harrod Family History

Collings, Richey’s and the Pigeon Roost Massacre books

Cemetery Record books – local

Photo albums on Scott County events, buildings, and misc. items

Photo album copies of Scott County Courthouse Square

Local School Records including teacher contracts and trustee meetings

Scott County Cemetery records

Shelby County, IN Historical Pictorial book

Published Poems “The Quill”

Agriculture books from the past

Military books

Civil War books

Numerous Scrapbooks from various Scott County organizations

New items are being added weekly.   Stop in and check out the material.  There are several more items to be included. Please treat the material with care.

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-1.    Federal holidays – closed.

More historical data will be included on this web site soon.

Scott County History from the Scott County Court Records

Scott County Winters

Photos used by permission from Leanna Tolle Nicholson

Barnes Community Cemetery entrance, upper east side of cemetery formally known as Liberty Cemetery. Off of Highway 362 (County Line Road), east of Nabb, Indiana.