Pike County, Illinois is rich in history- history that dates back to the stone age. Many thousands of artifacts have been uncovered here to substantiate the history of this area.
Originally a part of Madison County, Pike County was created by an act of Legislature in 1821. From 1821 through 1822, Pike County consisted of all of the land between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, which included, at the time, the small town of Chicago. In 1825, Pike County was reduced to its present size.