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Lexington First County Seat -
Lexington
Scott County, Indiana

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Historical Marker Text:

Scott County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1820; Lexington selected county seat. Attempts made 1823, 1839, 1840 to relocate county seat to more central location. Petition to County Commissioners 1870 was successful; town of Scottsburg platted 1871 as new county seat; actual move occurred 1874.

Lexington laid out 1810; plat recorded 1813; town incorporated 1816. First Scott County courthouse built here 1821 by Daniel P. Faulkner. Specifications called for brick construction and a hipped roof with poplar shingles and a twenty-foot cupola. Structure served as school 1874-1889, then was demolished.

Scott County Court House 1821-1874; Lexington School 1874-1889; demolished 1889. Picture taken in 1886.

Scott County Court House 1821-1874; Lexington School 1874-1889; demolished 1889. Picture taken in 1886.

Dedication September 20, 2002

Lexington A Pioneer town, Lexington Historical Society, Inc.