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---County Courthouse---
801 Main Street
Petersburg, IN 47567

Overview of Pike County from Wikipedia and Chamber of Commerce

Populated Places
• Petersburg
• Spurgeon
• Winslow
• Otwell
• Stendaz
• Velpen

• Clay
• Jefferson
• Lockhart
• Logan
• Madison
• Marion
• Monroe
• Patoka
• Washington
Click here for a 2000 map of Pike County Townships

---Neighboring Counties ---

Click here for a 2000 map of the 17 Southwest Indiana Counties

--- Resources ---

The Pike County GenWeb site hosts numerous data bases; and a search engine that searches everything on the site except census and query boards. Click here to access this site.

--- Cemeteries ---

There are 166 known cemeteries in Pike County. Click here for a listing of known burials in cemeteries by township. Click on the township in which the cemetery is located for a list of all of the cemeteries in the township, and then click on the cemetery name to see a list of names (alphabetized) and dates of people known to be buried in the cemetery. The data can also be accessed by clicking here to access the Pike main page, typing the name of the individual you are seeking in the search engine box and clicking on Find. [note, this will return links to all pages that contain the name you entered into the search box. You must search through the list to find a cemetery reference, if it exists.]

National Cemeteries in Indiana
There are 4 National Cemeteries in Indiana. Click here for links to these.

---Local Histories  ---

  • McClellan, Ruth Miley. Pike County History: Bicentennial Edition 1776-1976. Petersburg, Ind: Pike County Historical Society; Evansville, Ind: Printed by Unigraphic, Inc., 1976.
  • McClellan, Ruth Miley. Our people of Pike County, Indiana. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1878. 268 pages +16 p Index. LOC: F532.P6 M32, Dewey Decimal: 977.2/36 (biographies)
  • Petersburg Womans Club. A History of Pike County, Ind. Petersburg, IN:typescript, 80 leaves. Copy at Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana. Microfilm at FHL
  • Pike County Historical Society. Pike County, Indiana History and Families, 1816-1987. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Pub. Co., c1987, 236 p. FHL

---Societies and Libraries --- Pike CountyPublic Library
There are three branches of the Pike County Library. The genealogy department is in the Petersburg branch, aka Bartlet Memorial Library, which is located at:
   1104 Main Street
   Petersburg, IN 47567
   Ph 812-354-6257, ex 206
   Fax 812-354-6259

Unique Features of the Genealogy Collection

  • Curl Collection

Families of Pike County Indiana, an unpublished collection of interviews by  a Mrs Curl with people in the community about their families. Available only on library computers no children given to Mrs Alexander 1900

• Newspaper Index
to family history information in 4 local newspapers 1874-1940?
(the newspapers are on microfilm)
- Pike County Democrat
- Petersburg Press
- Otwell Star
- Press Dispatch

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--- Vital Records ---

Beginning Dates for Pike County Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

Original Records are in the county courthouse, in the following offices:

Pike County Records Offices

Birth & Death

 Health Office

Marriage & Probate

 Clerks Office
  812-354-6369 fax:
  PO Box 125 (mailing address)
 Recorders Office
 812-354-2532, fax

Extracted birth data on Pike GenWeb, Births