County History

Pike County,


Pike  County was created from sections of Knox, Gibson and Perry Counties. Pike county was the first county to be organized after Indiana became a state in February, 1817. During the course of the first year, the commissioners divided Pike County into four townships: Madison, Washington, Jefferson and Harbinson. In 1820 Monroe Township was created and by 1857  it was divided into the townships of Logan, Patoka, Lockhart and Marion. In 1824 the entire township Harbinson was cut off to form Dubois County along with a small area of land now belonging to Perry and Martin Counties.

At the same time part of Gibson County was cut off and attached to Pike County to form Clay Township which gives us our nine townships.