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
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
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.
Photos taken 2007