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County Courthouse

801 Main Street
Petersburg, IN 47567

History

1816--Pike County was created 21 December 1816  and named for Gen Zebulon M. Pike County seat: Petersburg [1]

Parent Counties

Gibson and Perry Counties.

No Boundary Changes

No Record Loss

Places/Localities

Overview of Pike County from Wikipedia, Chamber of Commerce, and ebodunk

Populated Places

Used by permission of STATS Indiana, Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business

• Petersburg
• Spurgeon
• Winslow

Unincorporated
• Otwell
• Stendaz
• Velpen

Townships
• Clay
• Jefferson
• Lockhart
• Logan
• Madison
• Marion
• Monroe
• Patoka
• Washington

Neighboring Counties

For a map of the 17 Southwest Indiana Counties, Click here, then select the Southwest Region from the Regional Township Maps dropdown box

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. Click here to access this site.

Cemeteries

There are 166 known cemeteries in Pike County. 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 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.]

Maps of 53 of the cemetey locatrion are available; click here.  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
There are 4 National Cemeteries in Indiana. Click here for links to these.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Anderson, Forrest R. 1942.Historical notes on Dubois & Pike Counties, Indiana. (Ireland, Ind: [s.n.].) FHL US/CAN Film 928078 Item 3 FHL Collection    other libraries  Family History Achive    acestry.com $
  • 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 FHL
  • Pike County Historical Society. Pike County, Indiana History and Families, 1816-1987. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., c1987, 236 p. FHL
  • 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. 2000. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library   INTERNET ARCHIVE

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 that were specifically formed in Pike County.



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. : 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 Collection  other library   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Beginning Dates for Pike County Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1900
1817
1900
1820
1817
1817


Original Records are in the county courthouse, in the following offices:

Pike County Records Offices

Birth & Death

 Health Office
 812-354-8797

Marriage & Probate

 Clerks Office
  812-354-6025,
  812-354-6369 fax:
  PO Box 125 (mailing address)
 Land
 Recorders Office
 812-354-6747,
 812-354-2532, fax


Extracted birth data are on Pike GenWeb, Births



Societies and Libraries 

CountyPublic Library
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:
   1104 Main Street
   Petersburg, IN 47567
   Ph 812-354-6257, ex 206
   Fax 812-354-6259

Unique Features of the Genealogy Collection

  • Curl Collection

Families of Pike County Indiana, an unpublished collection of interviews by  a Mrs Curl with people in the community about their families. Available only on library computers no children given to Mrs Alexander 1900
shirley Sbehme@pikeco.lib.in.us

• Newspaper Index
to family history information in 4 local newspapers 1874-1940?
(the newspapers are on microfilm)
- Pike County Democrat
- Petersburg Press
- Otwell Star
- Press Dispatch

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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

 

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