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Georgia Counties

Georgia is divided into one hundred and fifty-nine counties. The original eight counties of the State of Georgia were Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Richmond and Wilkes all created on February 5, 1777. The last new county to be established in Georgia was Peach County, established in 1924.

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Pike County, Georgia

Pike County Education, Geography, and HistoryPike County, Georgia Courthouse

Pike County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 17,869. Pike County was created on December 9, 1822. The county seat is Zebulon. The county is named in honor of General Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), explorer and a hero of the War of 1812.

Pike County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Pike County Name

Georgia's 57th county and its county seat, Zebulon, were named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike. An expedition led by Pike in 1805 attempted (and failed) to trace the Mississippi River to its source. He discovered Pike's Peak on the same expedition.

Demographics:

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Pike County History

Pike County was created from part of Monroe County in 1822. Georgia's 57th county and its county seat, Zebulon, were named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike. An expedition led by Pike in 1805 attempted (and failed) to trace the Mississippi River to its source. He discovered Pike's Peak on the same expedition.

The Pike County Courthouse, built in 1895, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Points of Interest

Agriculture and forestry are still the main industries in Pike County, though the county is feeling the effects of Atlanta's growth. The county is one of Georgia's major peach producers.

Pike County has been the site for the filming of several motion pictures, including Murder In Coweta County , Cold Sassy Tree , and Tank .

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 219 square miles (570 km2), of which 216 square miles (560 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (1.5%) is water.

 Pike county is located close to the center of Georgia. The county is in the Flint River basin.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Spalding County
  • East: Lamar County
  • Southeast: Upson County
  • West: Meriwether County

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