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Pike County wasEstablished:
January 31, 1821 (Laws, 1821, p. 59)
Origin of the name of the county:
Named of Zebulon Pike, an early explorer of the Louisiana purchase. Pike’s Peak was named in his honor. He was
a General of the War of 1812 and was killed at York, Canada.
Check the time period your ancestors were in Pike County as the present area, or parts of it, were formerly included
in the Counties below:
PIKE COUNTY TOWNSHIPS
Formed from Pleasant Vale (date unknown, before 1921)
Name changed from Washington on December 30, 1850
Formed as Douglas from Kinderhook in November, 1875; name changed from Douglas to Levee in April, 1876
Name changed from Milton on December 30, 1850
Formed as Spring Lake from Atlas in July, 1879; name changed from Spring Lake to Ross (date unknown) shortly after