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Pike County, Alabama
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Pike County, Alabama Facts

When was Pike County, AL Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Pike County, AL?
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

What counties are adjacent to Pike County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Bullock CountyBarbour CountyDale CountyCoffee CountyCrenshaw CountyMontgomery County.

Pike County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Pike County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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.

Vital Records can also be found in the Pike County Health Department has Birth Records from 1886 (with broken years), Death records from 1881.

Pike County, AL Census Records

What Pike County, AL 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 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Pike County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Pike County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pike County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pike County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Pike County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Pike County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Pike County Historical & Genealogical Society, Route 2, Box 272, Goshen, AL 36035
  • Troy Public Library, 334-566-1314
  • ALPIKE. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Pike County, Alabama. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Pike County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pike County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Pike Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pike Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Pike Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pike Co. AL General and History Websites

Pike Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pike Co. AL Military Records