Pike County, Illinois American History & Genealogy Project

Pike County, Illinois

Hello and Warm Welcomes

I am Rhonda (Pressey) Miller.  I am very excited to be your new host. Pike County, Illinois, holds a special place in my heart,
because I was born and raised here. So I'm very dedicated to providing visitors with easy access and as much free genealogy and history,
as possible from this site. In order to accomplish this task I welcome you to contribute as much or as little as you wish to help me accomplish this goal.

Your host - Rhonda (Pressey) Miller 1963 - Submitted by Dale Summers
Check out Milton, Class Pictures, in the School Section, thanks Dale

Contributions will always be welcome, such as:
Bio's, Birth Records, Census, Churches, Death Records, Family Histories, Marriage Records, Military Records,
Obit's, Old Letters, Photo's - Family Known/Unknown, Tombstones; Newspaper Clippings, and other genealogy and historical materials. 
Your questions and comments are always welcome.

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Pike County was created  January 31, 1821.  It was formed from Madison County. 
The present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Madison County (1812-1821) and St. Clair County (1795-1812). 

Pike County was named for Zebulon Pike, an early explorer of the Louisiana purchase. 
Pike's Peak was also named in his honor.  He was a General of the War of 1812 and was killed at York, Canada. 
The County Seat is Pittsfield.  Prior County Seats was Coles' Grove, now Gilead in Calhoun County (1821 - 1824), Atlas (1824 - 1833)
and Pittsfield (1833 - Present). 

Other Pike County history ties are to Abraham Lincoln,
the New Philadelphia site (the first town in the United States to be settled by an African American),
and an early Mormon settlement. 

Volunteers Needed & Welcomed - Volunteers are considered to be those who contribute information to this site, as well as those who can offer their time to look up information and/or transcribe information.

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Exciting New Category - Outlaws in Pike Land

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Bible Records

Cemetery Records




Military Items

Church Records

Courthouse Records

School Records

Old Letters

Census Records

Family Trees & Histories

Tombstone Photos

Photos & Postcards

Surname List


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Towns & Townships History

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Exciting New Category - Outlaws in Pike Land

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