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Scotland County
Scotland County Hospital is located in Memphis, Missouri, the county seat of Scotland County, Missouri.  Memphis is located in the far northeast corner of Missouri, just 10 minutes from Iowa and 30 minutes from Illinois.  The Hospital serves four counties in the area- Scotland, Schulyer, Clark & Knox Counties which encompasses a population of approximately 21,000. The county was organized in 1841 and named for Scotland.

Adjacent counties
Davis County, Iowa (northwest)
Van Buren County, Iowa (northeast)
Clark County (east)
Knox County (south)
Adair County (southwest)
Schuyler County (west)

Scotland County Notables:

  • Tom Horn -- American Old West lawman, scout, outlaw and assassin. Born near Granger, Mo. 1860.
  • Ella Ewing -- Worlds tallest woman (in her era). Lived much of her life (and died) near Gorin, Mo.
Clark County
The county was organized in 1836 and named after William Clark, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and later a Governor of Missouri Territory.

Clark County Notables:

Knox County
Knox County was organized on February 14, 1845, from Scotland County.  Being named for Henry Knox, a Revolutionary War general.

Schuyler County
Schuyler County was created February 14, 1845, and named for Gen. Philip Schuyler, delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. senator from New York.

Schuyler County Notables:
  • Farrell Dobbs, American Trotskyist, trade unionist, and US Presidential candidate for the Socialist Workers Party.
  • William Preston Hall (aka "the Colonel," "Diamond Billy," "Horse King of the World") (February 29, 1864-June 29, 1932) Exotic animal dealer, horse and mule breeder, circus impresario;
  • Howard R. Hughes, Sr., co-founder of the Hughes Tool Company and father of Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., the reclusive multi-millionaire
  • Rupert Hughes, novelist & screenwriter. Brother of Howard Hughes Sr., Uncle of Howard Hughes Jr.
  • Darrin Vincent, bluegrass producer and performer;
  • Rhonda Vincent, "Queen of Bluegrass" Award-winning Bluegrass performer;
  • Jules Wilcox, Actress;