Formed on December 21, 1816, Pike County was the first county formed after Indiana became a state. It was formed from Knox, Gibson and Perry counties, and was named for Zebulon Pike, famous for his Pike Expedition of 1806 – 1807, exploring the southwest portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Surrounding counties include: Knox, formed June 20, 1790; Gibson, formed March 9, 1813; Warrick, April 1, 1813: Daviess, Jan. 24, 1816; Dubois, formed Dec. 20, 1817. Check the dates of when counties were formed. Before 1816 you may need to check records in Knox, Gibson or Perry county also.
I am Rose Beyke the County Coordinator. My family goes back five generations in the Winslow area of Pike County. They moved here for the jobs in the coal mines. I have spent my entire life listening to the storytellers in our area. I’ve been working on my own genealogy for the Lynn/Bolin line in Indiana on my dad’s side and Hair/Youngblood line in South Carolina on my mom’s side.
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IN GENWEB PROJECT: In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. This project became known as INGENWEB PROJECT. Volunteers are needed who are willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.