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Pike County, Ohio Facts

Pike County

When was Pike County, OH Created?
Pike County was created on February 1, 1815 from Adams County, Ross County and Scioto County. This county was named for General Zebulon M. Pike (1779–1813), a Revolutionary War officer and discoverer of Pikes Peak in Colorado in 1806 .

What is the County Seat of Pike County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Waverly also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Pike County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Ross County (north), Jackson County (east), Scioto County (south), Adams County (southwest), Highland County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Pike County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Beaver, Piketon, Waverly. Other communities include Cynthiana, Jasper, Latham, Morgantown, Stockdale and Wakefield .

Pike County Townships Map

What townships are in Pike County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Beaver, Benton, Camp Creek, Jackson, Marion, Mifflin, Newton, Pebble, Pee Pee, Perry, Scioto, Seal, Sunfish and Union.

Pike County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Pike County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pike County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Pike County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

The Pike County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Pike County, OH Census Records

What Pike County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pike County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pike Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pike Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pike Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Pike County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Pike County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pike County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pike County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Pike County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 E., 2nd, Waverly 45690-1301
    • Phone: (740) 947-2715
  • Pike County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Phone:(740) 947-2560
    • Marriage Records: 1815 
    • Probate Records: 1817
  • Pike County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 230 Waverly Plaza Ste 500, Waverly, OH 45690
    • Phone: 740-947-2622
    • Land Records: 1799
  • Pike County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Phone: 740-947-2715
    • Court Records: 1815
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Pike County USGenWeb Archives Project

Pike County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pike County, OH?
A list of Pike County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Pike County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 224, Waverly, OH 45690-0224; Phone: (740) 947-2927; Pike County Chapter, OGS meets the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm at the Garnet Wilson Public Library, corner of Market Street and Emmitt Avenues, Waverly, OH. This OGS Chapter copies and publishes Pike County cemetery records and additional early records of the county. The Chapter contributes to the Pike County History Room at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County (see separate listing).
  • Beaver Valley Historical Society, PO Box 105, Beaver, OH 45613-0105; Phone: (740) 226-1085
  • Pike Heritage Museum, 110 S Market St, Waverly, OH 45690-1317; Phone: (740) 947-5281; The Pike Heritage Foundation maintains the Heritage Museum, located in the former German Evangelical Church built in 1859. The Museum features displays of the canal era and early railroads. Featured exhibits include a fire pumper, a fringe topped surrey, and a restored 1917 pipe organ.
  • Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division,  1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
  • Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644

Where can I connect with other Pike County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Pike County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pike County.

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Pike Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Pike Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Pike Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pike Co. OH Military Records

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