Place:Pike, Alabama, United States

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Pike County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General Zebulon Pike, of New Jersey, an explorer who led an expedition to southern Colorado and discovered Pikes Peak in 1806. As of the 2010 census the population was 32,899. Its county seat is Troy.

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History

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In 1819 the State of Alabama was admitted to the Union and was soon organized into counties. Pike County was named from general Zebulon Montgomery Pike of New Jersey, being one of the oldest counties, established on December 17, 1821. The Act of Legislature of Alabama of December 18, 1821 provided that until the Commissioners of the County of Pike should select a site for the seat of justice, the temporary seat was established at the house of Andrew Townsend in said county. Pike County comprised a large tract of country, so large that it was called the State of Pike, including a part of what is now Crenshaw, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, and Barbour Counties, and extended to the Chattahoochie River on the east.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 7,108
1840 10,108
1850 15,920
1860 24,435
1870 17,423
1880 20,640
1890 24,423
1900 29,172
1910 30,815
1920 31,631
1930 32,240
1940 32,493
1950 30,608
1960 25,987
1970 25,038
1980 28,050
1990 27,595

Research Tips

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A logical place to begin the research of your Pike County ancestors is the Troy Public Library. They have a significant genealogical collection. Location and contact information is:

300 North Three Notch St. Troy, AL 36081 Troy, AL 36801 Phone Number: 3345661314

At the date of this edit, the library link wasn't working.