Pike County was created by the Act of December 9, 1822 and was taken from Monroe County, Pike County. It originally contained parts of Spalding, Upson and Lamar Counties. The county was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) who led the 1805 expedition to trace the Mississippi River to its source. Later he explored the interior of Louisiana and was promoted to Brigadier General in 1813; killed in Toronto, Canada while commanding the American forces. He descends from the Pike family of Charleston, South Carolina. The first officers of Pike County were: Willis Whatley, Sheriff; John H. Broadnax, Clerk, Superior Court; William Myrick, Clerk of the Inferior Court; Joel Moore, Coroner; James Lowery, Surveyor. The town of Newnan was named after Major General Daniel Newnan, a Revolutionary War hero. a Revolutionary War hero. Newnan was the site of the first court house, a tavern and a trading post for Indians who came from the territory beyond the Flint River to barter their furs. Researchers in Pike County should also research Monroe, Crawford, Spalding, Lamar and Upson Counties.
Pike County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Pike County Will Bk A, 1823-1829
Testators: Allen, Drury; Britton, Sarah; Collins, Ludwell E.; Cook, orphans; Evans, John; Hale, Josey, orphans; Hambrick, James; Ledbetter, Joseph; Palmore, orphans of Elizabeth; Pichitt, Priscilla; Sasser, Britton; Sims, John, a minor ;Snead, Samuel M.; Trammell, Thomas; Westmoreland, Elizabeth.
Digital Images of Miscellaneous Deeds
Indexes to Probate Records
- Head, G. M., executor of G. W. Head estate. Head, J. M. to W. N. and H. R. Estates
- Wills, Book A, 1823-1829
- Wills, Book B, 1829-1844.
- Wills, Book C, 1844-1876
- Wills, Book D, 1876-1914
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