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County History
Pike County was Established 31 January 1821, out of Madison County
It was named in honor of Zebulon Pike, leader of the Pike expedition in 1806 to map out the south and west portions of the Louisiana Purchase.
Pike served at the Battle of Tippecanoe, and was killed in 1813 in the War of 1812.

County "Firsts"  -   Pioneer Families  -   More History

Red County is Pike County, Illinois
Pike County Seat is Pittsfield.
The first county seat was Cole's Grove, a post town, in what later became Calhoun County. The Gazetteer of Illinois and Missouri, published in 1822, mentioned Chicago as "a village of Pike County" containing 12 or 15 houses and about 60 or 70 inhabitants.
The county was reduced to its present borders in 1825.

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What's New!

Biography of William J. Talbert

Biography of Josiah S. Rowand

Biography of Harlan P. Dodge

Biography of Melville D. Massie

Biography of Clement L. Hoskin

Biography of William Grammer

Biography of Thomas N. Hall

Biography of Maj. Edwin A. Crandall

Biography of William H. Gay

Biography of Henry B. Atkinson

Biography of Hutson Martin

Biography of William B. Willsey

Capt. Benjamin L. Matthews - Updated!

Biography of Ason G. Chamberlain

Biography of Col. Daniel D. Hicks

Biography of Henry R. Brown

Biography of Loammi R. Gerard

Biography of Henry Thomas Shaw

Biography of Lycurgus Eastman

Biography of John C. F. Boggs

Biography of James W. Sperry

Biography of Asa L. Hill

Biography of James H. Harrison

Biography of Willaim A. Staats

Update to the Biography of Williamson Bond

Update to the Biography of Charles B. Gose

Biography of Robert Burbridge

Biography of Andrew Ingram

Biography of Hiram C. Brock

Earliest Marriage Recorded (1834)

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