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County Courthouse May 28, 2011 by Billie Browning


Pike County: 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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