Welcome to the Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society Web Page. The Society’s mission is to promote an understanding of the history of Scott County, Missouri, by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region, State, Nation and beyond to audiences of all ages and interests.

The Society has a research room in the Benton Riverside Regional Library located on U.S. Highway 61 one block north of the Scott County Courthouse.

We invite you to visit and use this resource center. It is open on Tuesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment only on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. For an appointment, please email scottcomohistory@gmail.com.

Join us for one of our regular meetings. Meeting dates, times, and locations can be found here.

Please see our membership information, books for sale, research available at the library, organization information, and newsletter information. Visit our index of Cities in Scott County or links.

Also, visit Scott County, Missouri. Scott County was founded in 1821 when Missouri became a State. It was named after John Scott the first representative from the area. Benton, its county seat, was named after Thomas Hart Benton, the first senator of Missouri.

Within our County you can enjoy the General Watkins Conservation Area, the City of Chaffee and Commerce Historical Museums, and Sikeston and Miner with their Sikeston Depot Cultural Museum.

Dear Members

                 There will be a special meeting of the Scott County Historical Society Thursday April 24th at the Benton Riverside Regional Library Meeting room at 1:00 p.m. Doug Robert Insurance Agent for our  libality insurance will be present to talk about our coverage please make plans to be here if you have question about the insurance.

March 18th Program 2014

The Scott
County Historical & Genealogy Society

Will have as
their Guest Speaker

Dr. Wm Shell

of Sikeston, Mo

Tuesday, March
18th 2014

Benton Riverside
Regional Library Meeting Room

7:00 p.m.

Dr. Shell will
speak on William H. Ashley, Jackson Mo's Rocky Mountain Fur Trader, Politician
and Entrepreneur

Welcome to come out for the program

bring a friend