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Zebulon in Pike County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pike County

 
 
Pike County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
1. Pike County Marker
Inscription. Created by Act of Dec. 9, 1822, from Monroe County, Pike County originally contained part of Spalding, Upson and Lamar Counties. It was named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813), leader, in 1805, of an expedition to trace the Mississippi River to its source. Later he explored the interior of Louisiana. Made a Brig. Gen. in 1813, he was killed at Toronto, Canada, while commanding American forces there. First officers of Pike County, commissioned Feb. 25, 1823, were: Willis Whatley, Sheriff; John H. Broadnax, Clk. Sup. Ct.; William Myrick, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Joel Moore, Coroner. James Lowery, Surveyor, was commissioned Jan. 9, 1824.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 114-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.166′ N, 84° 20.55′ W. Marker is in Zebulon, Georgia, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 19) and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker stands at the northwest corner of the Pike County Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Zebulon GA 30295, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Pike County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
2. Pike County Marker
within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Newnan (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gachet Home (approx. 8.3 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 8.6 miles away); Spalding Grays (approx. 9.5 miles away); The Fannin Avengers (approx. 9.5 miles away); First Grain Elevator (approx. 9.5 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); First Paving (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
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Pike County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
3. Pike County Courthouse
This Pike County Courthouse, built in 1895 for $18,200, replaced an earlier (1824) brick courthouse on the same site. It is currently being expanded.
Pike County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2012
4. Pike County Courthouse
The west facade of the courthouse, facing Main Street. The marker stands just to the left of this image, inside the fence enclosing construction of the expansion of the courthouse.
Zebulon Pike, after whom Pike County is named image. Click for full size.
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5. Zebulon Pike, after whom Pike County is named
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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