Pike County

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Pike County is named for Zebulon M Pike, who was a general in the war of 1812 and an American explorer.


Created:  January 31, 1821

County Seat:

Coles Gove ( Gilead ) 1821 – 1824

Atlas                            1824 – 1833

Pittsfield                      1833 – present


County Courthouse – Pittsfield


Location:  100 East Washington Street / North Monroe Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Henry Elliott

Contractor:  Robert Franklin


Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored course stone structure. The entrances have wide stone steps leading up to an arched stone portico with balustrade balcony above. The roof rises in peaks at the corners and above the entrances the stonework is flat along the top. In the building center is an octagonal high cupola with steep red colored roof and smaller white colored cupola at the top.



N – Adams County and Brown County

E – Morgan County, Scott County and Greene County

S – Calhoun County and Pike County, Missouri

W – Pike County, Missouri, Ralls County, Missouri and Marion County, Missouri











Photos taken 2007