Scott county is located in rural western Illinois midway between Sangamon County and the Mississippi River.
The lineage of the county begins in 1790 with the creation of St. Clair County. As the territory was settled, more counties were created. Madison County was next to claim the area in 1812 followed by Greene County in 1821, Morgan County in 1823 and 16 years later, in 1839, Scott county finally had its own identity.
This area is known to have been inhabited by the "Mounds Builders"--an ancient civilization whose presence was placed beginning circa 10,000 B.C. The Mounds came into being some 2,000 years later.
The county seat is Winchester and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 5,614, a decrease of 30 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Quincy) Adams County
(Mt. Sterling) Brown County
(Hardin) Calhoun County
(Virginia) Cass County
(Carrollton) Greene County
(Carlinville) Macoupin County
06/28 Coming to The Winchester area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.