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The county is named for General Winfield Scott. Its county seat is Huntsville. Scott County is known for having seceded from the Confederacy during the Civil War and subsequently forming The Free and Independent State of Scott.
With the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to the west, the 140,000-acre North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area on the east, and Daniel Boone National Forest, Pickett State Park and Frozen Head State Park all within short driving distance, outdoors recreation opportunities abound in Scott County.
The Big South Fork NRRA is the highlight of those opportunities. The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River has been recognized as one of the nation's Top 10 whitewater rivers, and there are more than two hundred miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The BSF and its tributaries attract walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and catfish anglers, and the surrounding recreation area is one of the few national parks to permit hunting. Wildlife viewers will find whitetail deer, wild turkey, redtail hawks, black bears and an occasional bald eagle.
Besides the publicly-owned recreation destinations, Scott County also features Brimstone Recreation, 20,000 acres of ATV trails and other recreation opportunities. Brimstone has been named by one publication as the nation's top off-road destination.