|Derivation of Scott County
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The following is a "map" of the derivation of Scott county and it's adjacent counties from their parent counties, sort of a pedigree chart for the counties.
Here is a simple key to the map. Scott county is outlined in red and the text is the largest. Adjacent counties are outlined in orange, have a cross hatched background, and and have the next largest text. Other counties that contributed territory to Scott and it's neighbors are outlined in black and have the smallest text. Any records that relate to people or places in Scott county would be in the parent counties until the "created" date you see listed. Note that most of these county splits occurred before there was any significant population in Scott county. Also note that this area was part of the Northwest Territory until 1800. It then became part of Indiana Territory until 1809 when Illinois Territory was formed. Illinois became a state in 1818.
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