Scott County came into existence with portions obtained from five bordering counties and was named for General Charles Scott who was Governor of Kentucky from 1808-1812. The County Seat is located in Scottsburg which is also the county’s largest city. Morgan’s Raiders passed through the town of Lexington, also in the county, during the Civil War. The landscape runs from fairly flat to rugged, as can be experienced by hiking the Knobstone Trail which is the longest hiking trail in Indiana. It is a 58 miles back country trail that is often compared to the Appalachian Trail. It should be added that the path of the trail also goes into Clark and Washington counties.