Introduction to Scottsburg, Indiana
Scottsburg, Indiana, in Scott county, is 29 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Louisville metropolitan area. Scottsburg has a population of approximately 6,040.
With the building of the Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad, Scottsburg was established in 1871. The town was named in honor of the President of the railroad, Horace Scott. The county was named after General Charles Scott, who fought in the Revolutionary War and was also an early governor of Kentucky.
Scottsburg and Nearby Attractions
- Forest Discovery Center
- Clifty Falls State Park
- Corydon Capitol Historic Site
- Cathedral Gardens
- Kentucky State Capitol
Things To Do In Scottsburg
Scottsburg has numerous parks and wildlife sanctuaries nearby, including Clifty Falls State Park, Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area, Deam Lake State Recreation Area, and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Popular historical sites nearby are Corydon Capitol Historic Site, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, and the Governor's Mansion. Forest Discovery Center and Stevens Museum are also not far from Scottsburg.
Louisville International-Standiford Field is nearby.
Scottsburg Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Bellarmine University, Hanover College and Indiana University Southeast.