Pike County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Named for General Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr., American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern part of the Louisiana Purchase.

Parent County

26 March 1814: Pike County was created 26 March 1814 from Wayne County. [1]

Boundary Changes

1 April 1836: Monroe County was set off. [1]

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Monroe | Wayne | Sussex County, New Jersey | New York counties: Orange | Sullivan



Pine Grove Cemetery, Tafton BillionGraves


For tips on accessing Pike County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Federal (or United States) census records online, see: Pennsylvania Census.

There are no county or state census records available for Pennsylvania. County and city tax records can be used as a substitute when census records are not available.



Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups



Recorder of Deeds
506 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
Phone: (570) 296-3508

Due to the lack of vital records for Pennsylvania, land records are an important tool in early Pennsylvania research. Land records will list the seller and purchaser of the property and may hide clues to family connections. Land records for Pike County are available from the recorder's office for 1814 to the present.

Currently there are no records available on-line.

Local Histories


Ancestor Tracks has a CD of the First Landowners of PA: Warrantees of Wayne & Pike Counties, Map & Index by Jason Torrey, 1814 ($).  The CD contains first landowner names and tracts, the warrant register index for Northampton County (the source for both Pike and Wayne Counties), and the warrant registers for both counties.  





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content