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Berryville66 The village of Berryville, the first seat of justice of Scott County, was situated about four miles southwest of Forest. The place was abandoned within twelve months after the streets were laid off, the court house having been removed to Hillsboro in 1836. See Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Vol. I., p. 244.

Orion The village of Orion was situated a little southwest of Morton, about four miles. For several years a good deal of business was carried on at this place. It was abandoned, however, before the War Between the States.

Spencer The village of Spencer was about four and a half miles a little east of south of Morton. This place was probably smaller than Orion. It was also abandoned before the War Between the States.

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Footnotes:
66. The facts upon which the sketches of the extinct villages of Scott County are based were derived principally from Rev. M. H. Lack, of Hillsboro, Mississippi.

Source: The Mississippi Historical Commission Publications, Volume V, Edited by Franklin L. Riley,
Secretary, 1902.

 

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