Scott County Home
Indiana law in 1831 authorized counties to establish institutions to support and accommodate the poor, carrying out 1816 Constitution provision. First Scott County home built 1861 north of Lexington; closed 1879. County home moved here to frame house on 180 acres. Residents of such asylums could farm and help support the facilities.
This brick structure replaced the frame house in 1892. Over time, acreage was reduced. Structure ceased to function as a county home 1973. Scott County public services and government offices located here until 1995. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 2000. Property named home of Scott County Heritage Center and Museum 2001.
Erected by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 40.417′ N, 85° 46.217′ W. Marker was in Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker was on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured
Also see . . . Scott County Heritage Center and Museum. (Submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.