Scott County Community Information
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Scott County was established in 1849 from portions of Fentress, Morgan, and Campbell Counties. Scott County was named in honor of General Winfield Scott, a veteran of the War of 1812. The earliest known settlers came to Scott County in 1786 and settled along the New River and its tributaries. The mild climate, abundant rainfall and prime agricultural land attracted settlers to stay.
Scott County is located in northeastern Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau in the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Scott County contains the Appalachian Mountains and the western part contains the Big South Fork Cumberland River Gorge.
Scott County is approximately 65 miles northwest of the Knoxville area, approximately 175 miles northeast of Nashville, and approximately 120 miles south of the Lexington, KY area. Scott County covers approximately 348,160 acres of land. It is bordered by Kentucky to the North, Campbell County to the east, Anderson County to the southeast, Morgan County to the south and Fentress County to the west.
Scott County is approximately 536 square miles. Scott County had an estimated population of 19,788, in 1997. Thirty-nine percent of the Scott County population is under the age of 25, while twelve percent is 65 years of age or older.
Scott County consists of five jurisdictions. The county has four incorporated municipalities. The newest town in Scott County is Helenwood located along US Highway 27 in the center of Scott County. Having been incorporated in August of 1998. The county seat is Huntsville located along Tennessee Highway 63. Huntsville was incorporated in 1965 being primarily a residential community. Oneida is located along US Highway 27, approximately five miles south of the Tennessee-Kentucky border. Being the largest town in Scott County and was incorporated in 1913. Oneida serves as the residential , commercial and industrial center of the county. Winfield is located along US Highway 27 in the northern part of Scott County and was incorporated in 1983. Winfield has a rural character and a small town atmosphere.
The primary Highway of Scott County is Highway 27 being a north-south highway from Lexington Kentucky to Chattanooga. Interstate 75 is approximately 20 miles east of Scott County.
Scott County has an abundance of natural resources including timber , coal , oil, and natural gas. Timber has traditionally been a major economic activity in Scott County due to the abundance of its mixture of hardwood and softwood forests.
Scott County is known for that home town atmosphere…with the southern hospitality.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
The Honorable Howard Baker
BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
First National Bank Main ATM- (423) 569-8586
First Trust & Savings Bank Municipal ATM- (423) 569-8800
CommuniCom Services- (865) 346-6674
Tennessee Department of Employment Security
Scott County Hospital
Huntsville Public Library
Oneida Public Library
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Rt.3 Box 401
WBNT - FM 105.5
WOCV - AM 1310
Norfolk Southern Corporation
SCOTT COUNTY STATISTICS
Square Miles: 532
Oneida Cable & Video
Citizens Gas Utility District
CommuniComm Services Cable
Plateau Electric Corporative
Scott County School System and Oneida Independent School System provides primary and secondary education to Scott County students. Also, Landmark Christian School offers non-public primary and secondary education. Scott County has seven public schools with two hundred and forty four teachers from grades K-12.
Scott County Community Colleges, Roane State Community College provides the opportunity for adults of all ages to continue their education. Tennessee Technological University offers upper level courses. Vocation training is available at the Tennessee Technology Center. The University of Tennessee is located approximately 70 miles east of Scott County in Knoxville.
Scott County Hospital
The Doisy House-a museum of Scott County
Scott County offers a broad range if recreational opportunities including camping, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing.
Scott County features the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, home of the Big South Fork National River and recreational area.
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