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County Formed December 9, 1822
County Seat Zebulon
Incorporated Cities Concord, Meansville, Molena, Williamson and Zebulon
Total Area 219.363707 square miles

History

From its county population in 2000 of 13803 to its current population estimate of 17784, the county has experienced a growth change of 3981.

Pike County, the state's fifty-sixth county, was created from Monroe County in west central Georgia by the state legislature. Later, parts of Pike County were used to create Upson  (1824), Spalding(1851), and Lamar  (1920) counties.

Pike County, which comprises 218 square miles, and its county seat, Zebulon, are named after Zebulon Pike, a general in the War of 1812 (1812-15) and an explorer of the Louisiana Territory. Pike's name was made famous by his discovery of a Colorado mountain, subsequently named Pikes Peak.

Agriculture and forest products have traditionally been the economic mainstay in Pike County. Early crops were cotton and peaches. Later, poultry and soybeans became important farm products as well. Beginning in the 1970s, the county emerged as one of metropolitan Atlanta's bedroom communities.

Points of Interest

The Pike County Courthouse, designed in the Romanesque revival and colonial revival styles, was built in Zebulon in 1895. It is the county's third courthouse.

Shri Ram Chandra Mission is one of only four ashrams in the US.

Annual Events

Tour de Pike is an annual cycling event that draws over 400 people from across the state and is hosted by the Pike County Kiwanis Club.

Slow Exposures is another annual event that showcases local photography.

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Flint River at Flat Shoals


Pike County Courthouse


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