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Scott County Virginia
Scott County was formed on 24 November 1814 from part of Lee, Russell, and Washington counties. The county's name sought to honor Winfield Scott, a native of Virginia, in recognition of his victories during the War of 1812. The first court met in the home of Benjamin T. Hollins, on February 14, 1815, about two miles east of the current county seat. In 1822 the eastern portion of Powell's Valley (four residences) were transferred from Scott jurisdiction to that of Lee County. In 1856, when a portion of Scott was taken away to form Wise County, Scott achieved its present boundaries.
Scott County lay astride the Old Wilderness Road, which led from Virginia (and North Carolina) into the Kentucky country beyond the mountains. Numbers of settlers passed this way on the journey to the new western lands.
For a better understanding of county boundary changes, see our new section Virginia in Maps
SELECTED DEATH RECORDS (ANNOTATED) FROM BUCHANAN, DICKENSON, LEE, SCOTT, AND WISE COUNTIES, VIRGINIA
Researched by Thomas Jack Hockett; compiled by Donald Helton. iv,265pp., every-name index (8.25" x 10.75" paperback). The author has gathered together more than three thousand death records from the counties listed above. The majority of the records carry annotations drawn from a myriad of sources.
This work is the result of more than eight years research in the Archives of Virginia transcribing and annotating selected death records from these southwestern counties. This is an important resource for researchers working in the region.
SELECTED DEATH RECORDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIANS WHO DIED IN MISSOURI (OR WERE RELATED TO THOSE WHO DIED IN MISSOURI (with additions from Iowa and Sullivan County/East Tennessee)
Researched by Thomas Jack Hockett; Abstracted & compiled by by Donald W. Helton. iv,220pp., every-name index (8.25" x 10.75" paperback). These deaths are taken from a variety of sources and methods employed, including "hunt and seek", census, on-line sources at Rootsweb, Ancestry, IGI, Family Genealogy Forums, censuses, etc. and the very valuable Missouri Death Certificates 1912-1958 which are generously available online. These deaths of mid and extreme SW VA people in MO during the subject time likely represent only a fraction of the deaths which could be ferreted out with difficulty employing 2-4 sources (in conjunction) in conjunction. The work represents considerable labor (not to mention eye-strain) and it is hoped it will bolster further the efforts to document the migration of SW VA persons”.
During the process of abstracting and compiling the death records listed herein, instances of conflict occurred between the certificate and additional information found on-line. The information is entered as found. Any such conflicts are left to the discretion of the reader to reconcile.
Table of contents
Missouri Deaths from
Washington County       1
Wythe Co., Va      43
Russell Co., Va      56
Grayson/Carroll Cos., VA       80
Smyth Co., Va      85
Tazewell Co., Va      101
Lee Co., Va      118
Scott Co., Va      138
Dickenson Co., Va      151
Buchanan Co., Va      154
Miscellaneous Deaths from southwest Va.      181
Iowa Deaths from Southwest Virginia      193
Alphabetical Index      202
SCOTT COUNTY MARRIAGES, 1815-1853
Mary D. Fugate. 1989, x, 109 pages, indices, figure, map. Scott County was formed in 1814 from portions
of Lee, Washington, and Russell counties. In March, 1775, Daniel Boone made a road through Big Moccasin
Gap in this county, following an older Indian Path. The trail became known as the Wilderness Road, and for
many years it was a main route to Kentucky from the East. A total of 1,413 marriages are recorded in this
Family names and miscellaneous data included in the Scott Co., VA Marriages, 1815-1853 are available here:     Surname list
The above title is also available as a digital e-book in PDF format:        HOW TO ORDER
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Scott Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners
by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 12 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see:
Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners
For more records pertaining to SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA see
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