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Pike County, Illinois
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Pike County, Illinois Facts

When was Pike County, IL Created?
Pike County was established on January 31, 1821.

What is the County Seat of Pike County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Pittsfield (prior county seats was Coles’ Grove—Now Gilead in Calhoun County from 1821–1824, Atlas from 1824–1833) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Pike County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Brown CountyScott CountyMorgan CountyGreene CountyCalhoun CountyPike County, Missouri, Ralls County, Missouri, Adams CountyMarion County, Missouri

Pike County, IL Census Records

What Pike County, IL 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. 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 Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Pike County, IL 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 Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois 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 Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Pike County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Pike County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pike County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Pike Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pike Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pike Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Pike Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pike Co. IL General and History Websites

Pike Co. IL Military Records