Pike County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
Pike County, Ohio Facts
When was Pike County, OH Created?
Pike County was created on February 1, 1815 from Adams County, Ross County and Scioto County. This county was named for General Zebulon M. Pike (1779–1813), a Revolutionary War officer and discoverer of Pikes Peak in Colorado in 1806 .
Pike County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Pike County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pike County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Pike County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.
Pike County, OH Census Records
What Pike County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pike County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Pike Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pike Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pike Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide
Pike County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Pike County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pike County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Ohio courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Ohio residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Pike County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Ohio Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Pike County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 E., 2nd, Waverly 45690-1301
- Phone: (740) 947-2715
- Pike County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone:(740) 947-2560
- Marriage Records: 1815
- Probate Records: 1817
- Pike County Recorder
- Address: 230 Waverly Plaza Ste 500, Waverly, OH 45690
- Phone: 740-947-2622
- Land Records: 1799
- Pike County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 740-947-2715
- Court Records: 1815
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Pike County USGenWeb Archives Project
Pike County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pike County, OH?
A list of Pike County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Pike County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 224, Waverly, OH 45690-0224; Phone: (740) 947-2927; Pike County Chapter, OGS meets the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm at the Garnet Wilson Public Library, corner of Market Street and Emmitt Avenues, Waverly, OH. This OGS Chapter copies and publishes Pike County cemetery records and additional early records of the county. The Chapter contributes to the Pike County History Room at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County (see separate listing).
- Beaver Valley Historical Society, PO Box 105, Beaver, OH 45613-0105; Phone: (740) 226-1085
- Pike Heritage Museum, 110 S Market St, Waverly, OH 45690-1317; Phone: (740) 947-5281; The Pike Heritage Foundation maintains the Heritage Museum, located in the former German Evangelical Church built in 1859. The Museum features displays of the canal era and early railroads. Featured exhibits include a fire pumper, a fringe topped surrey, and a restored 1917 pipe organ.
- Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division, 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
- Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644
Where can I connect with other Pike County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Pike County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Pike County
- Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Pike County
What other genealogical resources are available in Pike County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pike County.