Pike County


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Pike County was created from Monroe County on Dec. 9, 1822 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1822, p. 21). The county was organized by acts of Dec. 23, 1822 (Ga. Laws 1822, p. 23) and Dec. 20, 1824 (Ga. Laws 1824, p. 45). Later, parts of Pike County were used to help create the following counties: Upson (1824), Spalding (1851), and Lamar (1920).

Georgia's 56th county was named for Gen. Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), noted Western explorer who was killed during the War of 1812.

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