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Pike County, Kentucky
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Founded December 19, 1821
County Seat Pikeville
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Quick Dates

Pike County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Pike County, Kentucky Courhouse.JPG


Parent County

1821--Pike County was created 19 December 1821 from Floyd County.
County seat: Pikeville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Aflex Esco Little Dixie Ransom
Allegheny Etty Lookout Ratliff
Argo Federal Majestic Republic
Ashcamp Fedscreek Mayo Village Robinson Creek
Beaver Bottom Fords Branch McAndrews Rockhouse
Belcher Forest Hills McCarr Rural
Belfry Freeburn McCombs Sharondale
Big Branch Garden Village McVeigh Shelbiana
Biggs Goody Meta Sidney
Board Tree Greasy Creek Mikegrady Simers
Boldman Gulnare Millard South Williamson
Broad Bottom Hardy Mossy Bottom Speight
Burnwell Hartley Mouthcard Stone
Buskirk Hatfield Myra Stopover
Canada Heenon Nelse Sutton
Cedarville Hellier New Camp Titan Siding
Coal Run Village Henry Clay Nigh Toler
Coleman Honey Fork Owsley Toonerville
Collins Huddy Pauley Turkey Creek
Dorton Hylton Paw Paw Varney
Douglas Jamboree Penny Venters
Draffin Jonancy Phelps Virgie
Dry Fork Justiceville Phyllis Wales
Dunlap Kewanee Pigeon Wolfpit
Dunleary Kimper Pikeville Woodman
Edgewater Leckieville Pinsonfork Woodside
Elimer Levisa Junction Piso Yeager
Elkhorn City Lick Creek Pleasant Valley Yorktown
Ellwood Lionilli Raccoon Zebulon

Neighboring Counties


African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:



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


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 2,677
1840 3,567 33.2%
1850 5,365 50.4%
1860 7,384 37.6%
1870 9,562 29.5%
1880 13,001 36.0%
1890 17,378 33.7%
1900 22,686 30.5%
1910 31,679 39.6%
1920 49,477 56.2%
1930 63,267 27.9%
1940 71,122 12.4%
1950 81,154 14.1%
1960 68,264 −15.9%
1970 61,059 −10.6%
1980 81,123 32.9%
1990 72,583 −10.5%
2000 68,736 −5.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Pike County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.


  • Toler



Local Histories








Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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


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