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Pike County, Illinois
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Map of Illinois highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 31 January, 1821
County Seat Pittsfield
Courthouse
Courthouse, Pike County, Illinois.jpg
Address Pike County Courthouse
100 E Washington Street
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363-1445
(217) 285-6612
Pike County Website
 

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Contents

Pike County Organization

Pike County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pike County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876
1827
1877
1830
1818
1821

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pike County are kept, see the Pike County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Zebulon Pike.jpg
Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike who was an early explorer of the Louisiana purchase and discovered the peak in Colorado which is named for him.

Parent County

  • 1821--Pike County was created 31 January 1821 from Madison, Bond and Clark Counties.  County seat:  Pittsfield [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pike County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1831 -- 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

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census And Directories

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190031,595
191028,622−9.4%
192026,866−6.1%
193024,357−9.3%
194025,3404.0%
195022,155−12.6%
196020,552−7.2%
197019,185−6.7%
198018,896−1.5%
199017,577−7.0%
200017,384−1.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church Records

Court Records

Pike County, Illinois Court Records

Many Guardianship records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Local Governmental Records Holdings (IRAD)

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

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.

- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, E, and I
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H
- 99th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, all Companies
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenships for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate

  • Many Probate Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pike County are kept, see the Pike County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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