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Pike County, Alabama

Pike County was created on Dec. 17, 1821 and was formed from Henry County and Montgomery County. The county boundaries changed several times before being set at their current locations in 1866. This particular county was named in honor of Zebulon Pike (1779–1813) of New Jersey, explorer and officer in War of 1812.

The county Seat was established at Louisville, later moved to Monticello and finally located in Troy in 1839 and in addition the county government website is unknown

Locations adjacent Pike County happen to be Bullock County (northeast), Barbour County (east), Dale County (southeast), Coffee County (south), Crenshaw County (west), Montgomery County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Pike County consist of Banks, Brundidge, Goshen, Lewis, Troy.

Pike County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Pike County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Pike County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pike Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Pike Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pike Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pike Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Pike County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Pike County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Pike County Courthouse and Government Records


Pike County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Pike County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Pike County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Troy became the county seat of Pike County in 1837, when citizens voted to move it from Monticello, in the eastern part of the county. The current courthouse was built in 1880. The Courthouse destroyed by fire in 1830, and all records were destroyed .

  • Pike County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 1008, Troy, AL 36081
    • Phone: (334) 566-1246
    • Court Records: 1830
    • Divorce Records:
  • Pike County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: Church Street, Troy, AL 36081
    • Phone: (334) 566-1246
    • Marriage Records: 1830 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1830
    • Land Records: 1830
  • Pike County Revenue Commissioner's Office
    • Address: ?
    • Phone: ?
  • Pike County Health Department has Birth Records from 1886 (with broken years), Death records from 1881. 

Pike County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Pike County.

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Pike Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pike Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pike Co. AL Census Records

Pike Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Pike Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Pike Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pike Co. AL General and History Websites

Pike Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Pike Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pike Co. AL Military Records

Pike Co. AL Schools & Directories

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