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Scottsville, Texas
City Limit Sign at the intersection of US 80 and FM 2199.
City Limit Sign at the intersection of US 80 and FM 2199.
Location of Scottsville in Harrison County, Texas.
Location of Scottsville in Harrison County, Texas.
Country United States
State Texas
County Harrison
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
410 ft (125 m)
 • Total 263
 • Density 200.5/sq mi (77.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 430, 903
FIPS code 48-66332
GNIS feature ID 1346827

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.


Scottsville is located at 32°32′10″N 94°14′30″W / 32.53611°N 94.24167°W / 32.53611; -94.24167 (32.536098, -94.241611) along Farm Roads 1998 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 climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scottsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


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 the Confederate States of America who is interred there. Youree, a prominent banker, also built the first skyscraper in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 259
1980 245 −5.4%
1990 283 15.5%
2000 263 −7.1%
2010 376 43.0%
Est. 2015 359 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

In 2010 Scottsville had a population of 376. The racial composition of the population was 44.4% white, 46.3% black or African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.6% Vietnamese, 0.3% other Asian, 2.7% from some other race and 3.5% from two or more races. 7.2% of the population was Hispanic or LAtino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 263 people, 91 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 200.5 people per square mile (77.5/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 75.5 per square mile (29.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.97% White, 54.75% African American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $30,250. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,225. About 19.7% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.7% of those sixty five or over.

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