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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


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


  • 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

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.

 

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