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PIKE COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Ross County

EAST
Jackson County

SOUTH
Scioto County

SOUTHWEST
Adams County

NORTHWEST
Highland County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1815

PARENT COUNTY

Ross, Scioto, Adams

COUNTY SEAT

Waverly

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Pike County Probate Court
100 E 2nd St
Waverly, OH 45690-1301
740-947-2715

Pike County Board Of Health
229 Valley View Dr
Waverly, OH 45690
740-947-7721

Pike County Public Library
207 N Market St
Waverly, OH 45690
740-947-4921

Pike County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society

Evergreen Cemetery
Waverly, Ohio




OTHER INFORMATION

Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike the discoverer of Pike's Peak. The early settlers were from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Germany.

Until 1861 Piketon, originally called Jefferson, was the county seat. When the Ohio-Erie Canal was laid out, James Emmitt and Robert Lucas, Ohio legislative members, influenced a change of the route so that the canal went to Waverly instead of Piketon. Waverly, named for Sir Walter Scott's Waverly novels, then grew rapidly and eventually took the position of county seat.

Probate Judge has birth, marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1815; County Recorder has land records.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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