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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Pike County''' <br>
 
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Pike County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1816 | founded date = December 21 | seat = Petersburg | building image = | building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/63.htm Pike County Courthouse]<br>801 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Phone: 812.354.6025<br> [http://www.Pikecounty.us/ '''Pike County Website''']}}
 
 
== [[]]County Courthouse  ==
 
 
[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/63.htm Pike County Courthouse]<br>801 Main Street<br>Petersburg, IN 47567<br>Phone: 812.354.6025<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1817 <br>and probate records from early 1800’s.<br>County health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
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== History  ==
 
 
'''1816--'''Pike County was created 21 December 1816&nbsp; and named for Gen Zebulon M. Pike '''County seat:''' Petersburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
 
[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]] and [[Perry County, Indiana|Perry]] Counties.<br>
 
 
==== No Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
==== No Record Loss  ====
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
Overview of Pike County from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Indiana Wikipedia], [http://www.villageprofile.com/indiana/pikecounty/ Chamber of Commerce], and [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5644 ebodunk]<br>
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
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<br> • Petersburg<br>• Spurgeon<br>• Winslow<br>
 
 
Unincorporated<br> • Otwell<br> • Stendaz<br> • Velpen<br> <br>Townships<br>• Clay<br>• Jefferson<br>• Lockhart<br>• Logan<br>• Madison<br>• Marion<br>• Monroe<br>• Patoka<br>• Washington <br> <br>
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Daviess County, Indiana|Daviess]] (North)
 
*[[Dubois County, Indiana|Dubois]] (East)
 
*[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]] (West)
 
*[[Knox County, Indiana|Knox]] (Northwest)
 
*[[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]] (South)
 
 
For a map of the 17 Southwest Indiana Counties, [http://www.stats.indiana.edu/maptools/maps/boundary/townships_2000/region5_townships.pdf Click here], then select the Southwest Region from the Regional Township Maps dropdown box<br>
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
The Pike County GenWeb site hosts numerous data bases; and a search engine that searches everything on the site except census and query boards. [http://www.ingenweb.org/pike/ Click here] to access this site.<br>
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
There are 166 known cemeteries in Pike County. [http://ingenweb.org/inpike/Pikecem.htm Click here] for a listing of known burials in cemeteries by township. Click on the township in which the cemetery is located for a list of all of the cemeteries in the township, and then click on the cemetery name to see a list of names (alphabetized) and dates of people known to be buried in the cemetery.
 
 
The data can also be accessed by [http://ingenweb.org/inpike/Pikegen.htm clicking here] to access the Pike GenWeb main page, typing the name of the individual you are seeking in the search engine box and clicking on '''Find.''' [note, this will return links to all pages that contain the name you entered into the search box. You must search through the list to find a cemetery reference, if it exists.]<br>
 
 
'''Maps''' of 53 of the cemetey locatrion are available; [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5644&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=IN&stateName=indiana click here].&nbsp; You can also show its relative proximity to comunities, libraries, and other cemeteries by clickin of the "Liasrws places near" above the map. Clicking on and individual pin will initiate a pop-up with the distance from the central (intitial cemetery) location.
 
 
National Cemeteries in Indiana<br>There are 4 National Cemeteries in Indiana. [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/indiana.htm Click here] for links to these.
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Census|Indiana}}
 
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Pike County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Directories<br>  ====
 
 
*Directory of Businesses in Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
*Anderson, Forrest R. 1942.''Historical notes on Dubois &amp; Pike Counties, Indiana''. (Ireland, Ind: [s.n.].) FHL US/CAN Film&nbsp;928078 Item 3 {{FHL|158150|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-notes-on-dubois-pike-counties-indiana/oclc/38301237&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp; {{FSbook|91847}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=27086&iid=dvm_LocHist011474-00001-0&sid=&gskw=&cr=1 ancestry.com]&nbsp;$ <br>
 
*McClellan, Ruth Miley. Pike County History: Bicentennial Edition 1776-1976. Petersburg, Ind: Pike County Historical Society; Evansville, Ind: Printed by Unigraphic, Inc., 1976.
 
*McClellan, Ruth Miley. Our people of Pike County, Indiana. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1878. 268 pages +16 p Index. LOC: F532.P6 M32, Dewey Decimal: 977.2/36 (biographies)
 
*Petersburg Womans Club. A History of Pike County, Ind. Petersburg, IN:typescript, 80 leaves. Copy at Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana. Microfilm at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F737849 FHL]
 
*Pike County Historical Society. Pike County, Indiana History and Families, 1816-1987. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., c1987, 236 p. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F661437 FHL]
 
*''History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.&nbsp;: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205474|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pike-and-dubois-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/45162651&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofpikedub00good INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
*African American Veterans in Pike County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
 
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 that were specifically formed in Pike County.
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|4th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry&nbsp;, Company F&nbsp;
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company C
 
*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies F, and M
 
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reoganized Company G
 
*[[17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|17th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, and F
 
*[[24th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|24th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies E, and H
 
*[[42nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|42nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
 
*[[47th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|47th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
 
*[[58th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|58th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, E, G, and I
 
*[[65th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|65th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company G
 
*[[80th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|80th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
 
*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
 
*[[143rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|143rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
 
*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
 
*[[152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|152nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*[[Wilder Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|Wilder Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery<br>
 
 
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Civil War Books
 
 
*''"military History" Chapter 5 in History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.&nbsp;: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000''. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) (page 317-324), 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|205474|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pike-and-dubois-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-northwest-the-indiana-territory-and-the-state-of-indiana/oclc/45162651&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofpikedub00good INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
==== School Records  ====
 
 
*Early Schools of Pike County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning Dates for Pike County Government Records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[McHenry County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[McHenry County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[McHenry County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[McHenry County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[McHenry County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[McHenry County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1817<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1817<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1817<br>
 
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Original Records are in the county courthouse, in the following offices:<br>
 
 
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" colspan="3" | Pike County Records Offices<br>
 
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Birth &amp; Death<br>
 
 
| &nbsp;Health Office<br>
 
| &nbsp;812-354-8797<br>
 
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Marriage &amp; Probate<br>
 
 
| &nbsp;Clerks Office<br>
 
| &nbsp; 812-354-6025, <br>&nbsp; 812-354-6369 fax:<br>&nbsp; PO Box 125 (mailing address)<br>
 
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| &nbsp;Land<br>
 
| &nbsp;Recorders Office<br>
 
| &nbsp;812-354-6747, <br>&nbsp;812-354-2532, fax<br>
 
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Extracted birth data are on Pike GenWeb, Births<br>
 
 
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
 
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
 
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
 
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
 
County[http://www.pikeco.lib.in.us/ Public Library ]<br>There are three branches of the Pike County Library. The genealogy department is in the Petersburg branch, aka Bartlet Memorial Library, which is located at:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1104 Main Street<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Petersburg, IN 47567<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Ph 812-354-6257, ex 206 <br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax 812-354-6259
 
 
Unique Features of the Genealogy Collection<br>
 
 
*Curl Collection
 
 
Families of Pike County Indiana, an unpublished collection of interviews by&nbsp; a Mrs Curl with people in the community about their families. Available only on library computers no children given to Mrs Alexander 1900<br>shirley Sbehme@pikeco.lib.in.us<br> <br>• Newspaper Index <br> to family history information in 4 local newspapers 1874-1940?<br> (the newspapers are on microfilm)<br> - Pike County Democrat<br> - Petersburg Press<br> - Otwell Star<br> - Press Dispatch<br>
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Pike|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Pike/ Pike County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
<references />
 
 
{{Indiana|Indiana}}
 
 
[[Category:Pike_County,_Indiana]]
 

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