Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical & historical data placing it online for the free use of all researchers.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.
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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Latest Updates Added to Pike County
Feb. 5, 2017
Currently doing a major site overhaul. This site has tons of data and has become very "bloated" and slow to load. I will be going through each page, one at a time, cleaning, organizing & making it easier to load and mobile friendly in the process. Another issue we have is photos, most are too large and need to be compressed, which takes time. Some photos are duplicates or have no genealogy or history value and therefore will be removed. Photos are nice but too many "bloat" a site and make overall site navigation complicated. I will mainly be using headstone photos and some others that are important for historical or genealogy value but mostly "text" data will be used from this point on.
Thank you for your understanding during this process.