Kentucky History

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Welcome to the Kentucky Room

Located inside the Scott County Public Library, the Kentucky Room houses collections that are of interest to individuals conducting local history and genealogical research. The purpose of the collection is to provide researchers access to a variety of materials, with an emphasis on Central Kentucky and Scott County.

The major emphasis of the local history collection is historical, but it also includes current information on Scott County and Kentucky. Most of the local history collection is catalogued and non-circulating. The collection includes books on Kentucky, with a focus on Central Kentucky; books on the history, culture, and genealogies of Scott County, Kentucky; rare and/or significant books and publications on Scott County and Central Kentucky; local newspapers on microfilm and microfilm data pertaining to Central Kentucky.

The genealogy collection focus is on Scott County, Kentucky families. This collection may include, but is not limited to, biographical works, atlases, maps, pedigrees, family histories, oral histories on Scott County family genealogies and local history, census records, vital records, cemetery records, newspaper records, family and personal papers: letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and family files.

Mission Statement Of the Kentucky Room

The purpose of the local history and genealogy collection is to preserve the materials that document the history of Scott County and its people; and to make these materials available to researchers and the general public.

Goal of the Kentucky Room

Our goal for the Kentucky Room is to collect and maintain these materials in trust for future generations; staff is committed to accomplishing this goal by using accepted preservation methods, and providing access to the materials under safe conditions.

For questions about the Kentucky History Room, email the Kentucky History Librarian.