Scott County, Tennessee
|Scott County, Tennessee|
Scott County Courthouse in Huntsville
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Winfield Scott|
533 sq mi (1,381 km²)
532 sq mi (1,378 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), .21%
40/sq mi (15/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It was created in 1849 from portions of Anderson, Campbell, Fentress and Morgan counties and named for General Winfield Scott. In 2000, the population was 21,127. Its county seat is Huntsville. Scott County is known for having seceded from the Confederacy during the Civil War and subsequently forming The Free and Independent State of Scott.
During the Civil War, the county was strongly Unionist, voting against secession from the Union in a state-wide referendum by a higher percentage than in any other Tennessee county. This sentiment was encouraged by a June 4, 1861, speech in Huntsville by senator from Tennessee, Andrew Johnson. In 1861 the county assembly officially enacted a resolution seceding from the state of Tennessee (and thus the Confederacy), forming the "Free and Independent State of Scott," (also known simply as the "State of Scott"), an anti-slavery and somewhat pro-Union enclave community.
The proclamation was finally repealed, over a hundred years later, by Scott County in 1986.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 533 square miles (1,380 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.21%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- McCreary County, Kentucky (north)
- Campbell County (east)
- Anderson County (southeast)
- Morgan County (south)
- Fentress County (west)
- Pickett County (northwest)
National protected area 
At the 2000 census, there were 21,127 people, 8,203 households and 6,012 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 per square mile (15/km²). There were 8,909 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,203 households of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.
26.10% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.
The median household income was $24,093 and the median family income was $28,595. Males had a median income of $24,721 compared with $19,451 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,927. About 17.60% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.10% of those under age 18 and 17.10% of those age 65 or over.
Populated places 
- Fairview (unincorporated)
- Glenmary (unincorporated)
- Helenwood (unincorporated)
- Isham (unincorporated)
- Norma (unincorporated)
- Paint Rock (unicorporated)
- Robbins (unincorporated)
- Rugby (unincorporated)
- Smoky Junction (unincorporated)
- Winona (unincorporated)
Scott County School District (Website)
- Burchfield Elementary School; "The Rams" (Website)
- Farview Elementary School; "The Rebels" (Website)
- Huntsville Elementary School; "The Bears" (Website)
- Huntsville Middle School; "The Bears" (Website)
- Robbins Elementary School; "The Hawks" (Website)
- Scott High School; "The Highlanders" (Website)
- Winfield Elementary School; "The Bobcats" (Website)
Oneida Special School District (Website)
- Landmark Christian School
Public safety 
Includes the Scott County Sheriff Department; Oneida and Winfield Police Department; a full-time ambulance service with two stations; a volunteer rescue squad; and nine volunteer fire stations placed throughout the county.
See also 
- Margaret D. Binnicker, Scott County, Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, accessed April 17, 2011
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Astor, Aaron (2011-06-11), "The Switzerland of America", Opinionator: Exclusive On-Line Commentary From The Times (New York Times), retrieved 2011-12-21
- History of Scott County, Tennessee. Retrieved at Web Archive 16 February 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Based on 2000 census data
- Independent Herald official website. Retrieved: 22 March 2013.
- Official website
- Scott County Chamber of Commerce
- Scott County at the Open Directory Project
- Scott Co, TN Genealogy
- Scott county County Landforms
||Pickett County||McCreary County, Kentucky|
|Fentress County||Campbell County|
|Morgan County||Anderson County|