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The Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Genealogy

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About this collection

This collection contains records of Scott Township, Harrison County, Indiana. Scott Township was a part of western Harrison County bordered on the north and west by Big Blue River, and on the southwest by the Ohio River. It included the communities of Cold Friday, Potato Run, White Cloud, Walnut Valley, Dixie, and Idlewild among others. Family names long associated with Scott Township include: Blume, Bottles, Breeden, Brown, Bruner, Bussabarger, Cline, Conrad, Crecelius, Curts, Engleman, Feller, Flock, Goode, Green, Hannel, Heishman, Hottell, Kintner, Mauck, McCullum, Pate, Pfrimmer, Schwartz, Shrigley, Trobaugh, Trout, Vandaventer, and Winn.

In the 1930s, the State of Indiana began buying land in this area to create what is now the Harrison-Crawford State Forest. State acquisition of thousands of acres depleted the township's population, thus making it impossible for it to meet its financial requirements. As a result, Scott Township ceased to exist as a designated political entity in Janauray 1939, and the area was made part of Harrison Township.

 

 

 
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