Scottsville is a city in Harrison County, Texas, United States. The population was 263 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 272.
City Limit Sign at the intersection of US 80 andFM 2199.
Location of Scottsville in Harrison County, Texas.
|Coordinates: 32°32′10″N 94°14′30″W|
Scottsville is located at (32.536098, -94.241611) along Farm Roads1998 and 2199, north of U.S. Highway 80 in east central Harrison County. It is approximately four miles east of Marshall.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.
The area was initially settled by William Thomas Scott, his wife Mary Rose, and other members of their families in June 1840. He quickly acquired several large parcels of land, established five cotton plantations, including Scottsville Plantation – his residence, constructed by slaves. Scott's lavish plantation was said to be identical to Jefferson Davis' mansion in Mississippi and he eventually became the largest slave owner in Harrison County.
On August 4, 1869, Scottsville was granted a post office. The community had an estimated population of 300 in 1929. In 1936, a historical marker was erected in Scottsville to commemorate both the founding of the community and the centennial of Texas Independence. During the Great Depression, the population fell to a low of 50, but had recovered to 260 by the 1950s. The number of inhabitants remained steady throughout the latter half of the twentieth century.
The Scottsville/Youree Cemetery is partly named for Peter Youree, a captain of theConfederate States of America who is interred there. Youree, a prominent banker, also built the first skyscraper in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Public education in the city of Scottsville is provided by the Marshall Independent School District. Zoned campuses include David Crockett Elementary School (grades K-4), Sam Houston Middle School (grades 5-6), Marshall Junior High School (grades 7-8), and Marshall High School (grades 9-12).