Trails to the Past

Iowa

Scott County

 

 

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The first American settlement in the area now known as Scott County was Clark's Ferry or Clark's Landing (now Buffalo) in 1833. Other early towns included Davenport (now the county seat and largest city) and the town of Rockingham (which ceased to exist in 1847). The area was fully surveyed in 1837, and the county was established by the Wisconsin territorial legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott, who was the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War.

By 1900 the population of the county was 51,500, and by 1950 it was over 100,000.

The present Scott County Courthouse was completed in 1955 and expanded along with the jail in 2007. The old section of the Scott County Jail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

On Line Data

Cities
    Bettendorf
    Blue Grass
    Buffalo
    Davenport
    Dixon
    Donahue
    Durant
    Eldridge
    Le Claire
    Long Grove
    Maysville
    McCausland
    New Liberty
    Panorama Park
    Princeton
    Riverdale
    Walcott
Census-designated place
    Park View
Other unincorporated communities
    Big Rock
    Desmond Acres
    Westdale

Townships
    Allens Grove
    Blue Grass
    Buffalo
    Butler
    Cleona
    Davenport (City)
    Hickory Grove
    Le Claire
    Liberty
    Lincoln
    Pleasant Valley
    Princeton
    Sheridan
    Winfield
Former township
    Rockingham

Princeton, Iowa

Adjacent counties
    Clinton County (north)
    Rock Island County, Illinois (east and south)
    Muscatine County (southwest)
    Cedar County (northwest)

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