Welcome to Scotland County Missouri Genealogy Research




Ella Ewing home circa 1900

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Scotland County Missouri ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   Scotland County Data

 Brief History:

 Scotland County was organized by an act of the Missouri General Assembly on January 29, 1841.
 At first its boundaries contained all the land now known as Knox County as well, but another act by the General Assembly
 in 1843 divided it off. Stephen W. B. Carnegy suggested that the county be named after his native country of Scotland.
 He also gave several settlements in the area Scottish names.

 The first white settlement in Scotland County was in 1833 by brothers Levi and George Rhodes and their families near a
 location  known as "Sand Hill". Sand Hill was in the southern part of the county, about twelve miles from present-day
 Memphis. A general store was opened there around 1835 by James l. Jones, who also served as Scotland County's first

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