Scott County Home

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Scott County Home
Scott Co Home Far.jpg
Scott County Home is located in Indiana
Scott County Home
Scott County Home is located in the United States
Scott County Home
Coordinates38°40′25″N 85°46′14″W / 38.67361°N 85.77056°W / 38.67361; -85.77056Coordinates: 38°40′25″N 85°46′14″W / 38.67361°N 85.77056°W / 38.67361; -85.77056
Area4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
Built1892 (1892)
ArchitectWiley, Johan J.
NRHP reference #00000530[1]
Added to NRHPMay 26, 2000

The Scott County Home is a historic county home located one mile south of Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana. The original County Home was built in 1872 to replace the previous County Home located in Lexington, Indiana. Also known as the "Poor Farm", the County Home was originally a frame house, but was replaced with the current brick structure in 1892. The County Home was used to house the poor, indigent and physically and mentally handicapped. In 1973 the Home was no longer in use, though various agencies maintained offices there. Vacated by Scott County in 1997 when the Scott County Courthouse addition and renovation was completed, the property was give to Preservation Alliance, Inc. for the purpose of establishing a county museum.[2] In 2001 it became the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum. Today the Museum hosts local exhibits related to Scott County history, such as the Pigeon Roost Massacre, General John Hunt Morgan's Raid, and the Marshfield train robbery by the Reno Brothers.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Julie Zent (June 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Scott County Home" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ Official site