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Pike County was formed on January 31, 1821 and its current county boundaries which total 828 square miles were established by 1825. Pike County is named for Pike County, Kentucky which in turn was named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813), a general of the War of 1812, an explorer of the Louisiana Purchase and the discoverer of Pikes Peak in Colorado.

Pike County IL Formation
1778 - Virginia State - Illinois County
1784 - Northwest Territory
1801 - Indiana Territory - St. Clair County
1809 - Illinois Territory - St. Clair County
1812 - Illinois Territory - Madison County
1821 - Illinois State - Pike County (consisted of all portions of state North and West of the Illinois River)
1825 - Illinois State - Pike County - current boundaries

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Pike County ILTidbits contains 12489 pages of data and was last updated 01/24/17.
Pike, Scott and Adams County ILTidbits Coordinator: Barbara Saxbury-Freeman.

Biographies & Photos (1191 articles)
Family Group Sheets
Family Websites
Books & Diaries (1165 articles)
1880 History of Pike County ILL by Chas M Chapman
1891 Portrait & Biographical Album Of Pike and Calhoun
1906 Past and Present of Pike County
Cemetery Records (7458 articles)
Atlas Township
Barry Township
Chambersburg Township
Census & Directories (215 articles)
1840 Federal Census Index
1850 Mortality Schedule
1860 Mortality Schedule
Churches & Schools (51 articles)
Cities Townships & Maps (26 articles)
Military Records (1238 articles)
Pension Records
WWI With The Colors From Pike County
WWII Service Record of Men and Women
Miscellaneous (41 articles)
Historical Societies & Libraries
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Newspapers (1094 articles)
1896 Barry Adage Special Edition
1946 Anniversary Edition of the Barry Adage
Kinderhook Centennial Souvenir
Vital Records (10 articles)
Bible Records
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