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Pike County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Pike County, Ohio Facts
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 www.pike-co.org/ .
What counties are adjacent to Pike County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Ross County, Jackson County, Scioto County, Adams County, Highland County
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.
- County Vital Records Held at the OHS
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Ohio Marriage Project
- Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909
- Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962
- Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962
- Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958
- Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950
- Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007
- Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
- Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007
- Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913 – 1944
- Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953
- Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
- Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
- Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
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
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 Ohio courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Ohio 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 Ohio Courthouse 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
- Phone:(740) 947-2560
- Marriage Records: 1815
- Probate Records: 1817
- Pike County Recorder
- Address: 230 Waverly Plaza Ste 500, Waverly, OH 45690
- Phone: 740-947-2622
- Land Records: 1799
- Pike County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- 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?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Pike County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Pike County
- Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Pike County
What other genealogical resources are available in Pike County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pike County.
Pike Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Ohio Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Ohio historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Ohio (1802 – 1970) (genealogybank.com)
- Pike County, Ohio Books (amazon.com)
- Search Ohio Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Pike County Newspaper Articles (usgwarchives.net)
- Pike County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Pike Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Pike Co., Ohio Graves (findagrave.com)
- Pike County Cemetery Transcriptions and Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Pike Co. Ohio Tombstone Photo Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Pike County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Pike Co., Ohio Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Pike Co., Ohio Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Pike Co. Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Pike Co. Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Pike County, Ohio Church Books (amazon.com)
Pike Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- County Biographies (usgwarchives.net)
- Penny Postcards From Pike Co. (usgwarchives.net)
- County Photos (usgwarchives.net)
Pike Co. OH General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Ohio
- Pike County Ohio (genealogytrails.com)
- Pike County, Ohio Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Pike County, Ohio Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Pike Co. OH Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Pike County History (usgwarchives.net)
- Pike County, Ohio (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Ohio – Counties – Pike (cyndislist.com)
- Pike Co. OHGenweb (ohgenweb.org)
- Pike County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Pike Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Pike Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Ohio
- Pike County Naturalization Records held by OHS (ohiohistory.org)
Pike Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Statewide Maps and Atlas Links for Ohio
- Pike Co., Ohio Township Map
- Adams County Maps Index (usgwarchives.net)
- 1895 Pike County Map (livgenmi.com)
Pike Co. OH Military Records
- Ohio Military Records Research Guide
- Pike County Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Ohio Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Ohio women and men which served. Great for Pike County genealogists, researchers, historians and a lot more.