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{{Alabama-stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Pike County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Pike County]]''  
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Guide to '''Pike County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pike County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1833</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Pike County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Pike County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Pike County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Pike County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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{{ALinfobox|Pike|1821|December 17|Troy}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Pike County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=pike Pike County Alabama]<br>120 W Church Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1147<br>Troy, Alabama 36081<br>Phone: 334-566-6374
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Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1830<br>Birth Records 1881-1904 Death Records 1881-1891 and 1902-1905 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1821'''--Pike County was created 17 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Henry County, Alabama|Henry]] and [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]] Counties. '''County seat''': Troy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1821'''--Pike County was created 17 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Henry County, Alabama|Henry]] and [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Troy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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:*'''1888-1907''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Pike County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books L, O, Q, S, and T}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref> (skips 1893-1895)
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==== Biography  ====
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pike/bios.htm Pike County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
{{Census|Alabama}}
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{{US Census population
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|1830= 7108
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|1840= 10108
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|1850= 15920
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|1860= 24435
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|1870= 17423
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|1880= 20640
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|1890= 24423
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|1900= 29172
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|1910= 30815
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|1920= 31631
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|1930= 32240
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|1940= 32493
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|1950= 30608
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|1960= 25987
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|1970= 25038
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|1980= 28050
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|1990= 27595
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|2000= 29605
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|2010= 32899
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|estimate= 32915
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|estyear= 2011
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
LDS Ward and Church Records  
 
LDS Ward and Church Records  
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*Coffee
 
*Coffee
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Pike County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1422031|item|disp=FHL Book 976.135 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Pike County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Pike County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company A, F and I
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C (Perote Guards)
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E (Rough and Ready Pioneers)
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:- [[4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love's)|4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love's)]], Company A
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:- [[4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love's)|4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love's)]], Company A
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F (Brundidge Guards)
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:- [[15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I and L
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:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I (Pike Rangers)
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:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles)
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I and K
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and K
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:- [[37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C, F and K
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:- [[39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and H
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:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company B
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:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and G
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*Bullard, Karen C. and Annette J. Connor. ''Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 in Pike, Bullock and Crenshaw Counties.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|191262}} - free.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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:*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/court.html Pike County Will and Estate Abstracts] at USGenWeb.org
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Pike County is in District 1.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free.
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:*'''1830-1859, 1890-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Pike County, Alabama Marriage Books B, O, M, P, R-T}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref>
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:*'''1830-1849''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1830-1849 Pike County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 1998. Digital version at {{FSbook|65128}} - free.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/vital.html Pike County Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/vital.html Pike County Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Pike County has two books:
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/pikecountyvol1.pdf Book 1]
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/pikecountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>1305 S. Brundidge St. STE A PMB# 277<br>Troy, Alabama 36081<br>Telephone: 334-372-3529
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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://www.troycitylibrary.org/ '''Troy Public Library''']<br>300 North Three Notch Street<br>Troy, Alabama 36081<br>Telephone: 334-566-1314<br> Their genealogy collection includes probate records, newspapers, census, military records, local history books, family histories, and more.
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Troy Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Troy Alabama Family History Center]]  
**Tory, Alabama
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**790 Elba Hwy<br>Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States<br>'''Hours''': Th, Sun by appointment<br><br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/ Pike County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Pike|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Pike|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Pike/ Pike County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Pike/ Pike County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Revision as of 01:13, 14 March 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Pike County

Guide to Pike County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1833
1881
1865
1830
1830
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Online Records


Pike County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 17, 1821
County Seat Troy
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Pike County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Pike County Alabama
120 W Church Street
P O Box 1147
Troy, Alabama 36081
Phone: 334-566-6374

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1830
Birth Records 1881-1904 Death Records 1881-1891 and 1902-1905 [1]

History

Parent County

1821--Pike County was created 17 December 1821 from Henry and Montgomery Counties.
County seat: Troy [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1828 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18307,108
184010,10842.2%
185015,92057.5%
186024,43553.5%
187017,423−28.7%
188020,64018.5%
189024,42318.3%
190029,17219.4%
191030,8155.6%
192031,6312.6%
193032,2401.9%
194032,4930.8%
195030,608−5.8%
196025,987−15.1%
197025,038−3.7%
198028,05012.0%
199027,595−1.6%
200029,6057.3%
201032,89911.1%
Est. 201132,91511.2%
For tips on accessing Pike County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Church Records

  • Pike
  • Coffee

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Pike County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Pike County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.135 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

  Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pike County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pike County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A, F and I
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (Perote Guards)
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E (Rough and Ready Pioneers)
- 4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love's), Company A
- 4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love's), Company A
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F (Brundidge Guards)
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I and L
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I (Pike Rangers)
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles)
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I and K
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and K
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C, F and K
- 39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and H
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company B
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and G



  • Bullard, Karen C. and Annette J. Connor. Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 in Pike, Bullock and Crenshaw Counties. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Pike County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • 1830-1849 - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Marriages 1830-1849 Pike County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 1998. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Pike County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society
1305 S. Brundidge St. STE A PMB# 277
Troy, Alabama 36081
Telephone: 334-372-3529

Libraries

Troy Public Library
300 North Three Notch Street
Troy, Alabama 36081
Telephone: 334-566-1314
Their genealogy collection includes probate records, newspapers, census, military records, local history books, family histories, and more.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County p. 39. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.