Place:Pike, Missouri, United States

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Pike County is a county located in east central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,516. Its county seat is Bowling Green. The county was organized December 4, 1818, and named for explorer Zebulon M. Pike. The folksong Sweet Betsy from Pike is generally thought to refer to Pike County, Missouri.

Pike County is said to be the home of Momo (The Missouri Monster), with the first reported sightings in the 1970s dating back to various locations throughout the county.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Land 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
1825 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1883 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 3,747
1830 6,129
1840 10,646
1850 13,609
1860 18,417
1870 23,076
1880 26,715
1890 26,321
1900 25,744
1910 22,556
1920 20,345
1930 18,001
1940 18,327
1950 16,844
1960 16,706
1970 16,928
1980 17,568
1990 15,969

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External links

www.pastracks.com/states/missioui/pike/


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