Place:Pike, Indiana, United States

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NamePike
Alt namesPikesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.367°N 87.2°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1817 - )
See alsoKnox, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Pike County is a county located in the Southwest part of the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 12,845. It contains the geographic point representing median center of population of the United States. The county seat is Petersburg. Pike County switched to the Central Time Zone on April 2, 2006. It returned to Eastern Time Zone on November 4, 2007.[1]

Pike County is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Formed on December 21, 1816, Pike County was the first county formed after Indiana became a state. It was formed from Gibson and Perry counties, and was named for Zebulon Pike, famous for his Pike Expedition of 1806 - 1807, exploring the southwest portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Pike commanded the 4th Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. He was killed as a brigadier general during the War of 1812 after his men had captured York (now Toronto), Canada.

From 1959 to 1963 Vance Hartke and Homer E. Capehart were the U.S. Senators for Indiana, both from Pike County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 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
1820 1,472
1830 2,475
1840 4,769
1850 7,720
1860 10,078
1870 13,779
1880 16,383
1890 18,544
1900 20,486
1910 19,684
1920 18,684
1930 16,361
1940 17,045
1950 14,995
1960 12,797
1970 12,281
1980 13,465
1990 12,509

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~inpike/pikegen.htm


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