Pike County, Georgia
The following is information about record sources and agencies in or near the Pike County area that have records useful for family research. When you write to a record source/agency, be specific in the information you are requesting, and limit your request to one or two items. If you know of additional resources for Pike County, contact Barbara Smallwood Stock.
LOCAL LIBRARIESJ. Joel Edwards Public Library 618 Hwy 19 South Zebulon, Georgia 30295 (770) 567-2014 New Hours Monday 11:00-5:00 Tuesday 11:00-8:00 Wednesday 11:00-5:00 Thursday 11:00-8:00 Friday 11:00-5:00 Saturday 11:00-3:00 Sunday Closed Flint River Regional Library 800 Memorial Drive Griffin, Georgia 30223 (770) 412-4770 Hours: Mon. - 9am - 9pm Tue. - 9am - 6pm Wed. - 9am - 6pm Thu. - 9am - 9pm Fri. - 9am - 6pm Sat. - 9am - 6pm Barnesville-Lamar County Library 401 Thomaston Street Barnesville, Georgia 30204 (770) 358-3270 Hours: Mon. - 10am - 8pm Tue. - 10am - 5pm Wed. - 1pm - 8pm Thu. - 10am - 5pm Fri. - 10am - 5pm Sat. - 10am - 1pm Monroe County Library 62 West Main Street Forsyth, Georgia 31029 (912) 994-7025 Hours: Mon. - 9am - 5pm Tue. - 9am - 8pm Wed. - 9am - 5pm Thu. - 9am - 5pm Fri. - 9am - 5pm Sat. - 9am - 5pm
COUNTY RECORDSPike County Courthouse P.O. Box 10 Zebulon, Georgia 30295-0010 (770) 567-2000 (Superior Court Clerk) (770) 567-8734 (Probate Court Clerk) The Probate Court has marriage and estate records and wills. The Superior Court has divorce, civil court, and land records from 1822. The Georgia Department of Archive and History has many of these records on microfilm. A current list of Pike County county records on microfilm at the Georgia Archives can be found at Georgia Archives County Microfilm for Pike County. Click on "Pike County Cards PDF" and use page up or page down to flip through the cards. These are the actual county index cards at the Georgia Archives microfilm room in digital format. This resource is very helpful in planning a research trip to the Georgia Archives and also in coming up with citation information. Also, a list appears here.
VITAL RECORDSPike County Public Health Department 1007 Memorial Drive 121 W Solomon (770) 228-5535 Georgia Department of Human Resources Vital Records Service 2600 Skyland Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30319-3640 (404) 679-4701 The Georgia Department of Human Resources has birth and death records from January 1, 1919 and marriage and divorce records from June 1952. Cost for a certified Birth Certificate - $10.00 Cost for a certified Birth Card - $10.00 Cost for a certified Marriage Certificate - $10.00 Cost for a certified Death Certificate - $10.00 Cost for a duplicate copy, when ordered at the same time - $5.00 If your request is urgent, you may call and charge your certificates to your Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. There is a $5.00 fee for this service, plus $15.50 if you want your certificate to be shipped by overnight Federal Express. Birth & Death Certificate Request Form -- Print out a copy, complete, and mail in your request. Marriage Certificate Request Form -- Print out a copy, complete, and mail in your request.
HISTORICAL SOCIETYThe Pike County Historical Society PO Box 178 Zebulon, GA 30295
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCEPike County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 317 118 Concord Street Zebulon, Georgia 30295 (770) 567-0616
CEMETERIES WITH OFFICESMoody Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens 2574 Hwy 19 N Zebulon, GA (706) 647-9681
FAMILY HISTORY CENTERSThe Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah has Family History Centers across the United States and Canada. Their collections include microfilmed original vital records of Georgia. For details on their holdings you should consult your nearest Family History Center. Family History Centers near the Pike County area: Family History Center - Jonesboro Stake Center 2100 Jodeco Road Jonesboro, Georgia (770) 477-5985 Hours: Tue. - 9am - 3pm; 6pm - 9pm Wed. - 6pm - 9pm Thu. - 9am - 9pm Family History Center - Macon Stake Center 1624 Williamson Road Macon, Georgia (912) 788-5885
FUNERAL HOMES IN PIKE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREACoggins Funeral Home 321 Hannah's Mill Road Thomaston, GA (706) 647-9681 McDowell's United Funeral Home 452 North Hill Street Griffin, GA (770) 229-2729 McDowell's United Funeral Home Society Street Concord, GA (770) 884-0036 Miller's Funeral Home 332 East Chappell Street Griffin, GA (770) 227-1585 Moody Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens 2574 Zebulon Road (Hwy 19 North) Zebulon, GA 30295 (770) 567-8642 Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home 628 North Church Street Thomaston, GA (706) 647-6644
NEWSPAPERSHerald-Gazette, Barnesville, GA Barnesville Dispatch Pike County Times Griffin Daily News Pike Journal Reporter
BOOKS DEALING WITH PIKE COUNTYMitchell, Lizzie R. History of Pike County, Georgia, 1822-1932 (Spartanburg, S.C. : Reprint Co., 1980). [now available as a later reprint in paperback through the Pike County Historical Society. For information, contact Lynn Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org] Pike County Sesquicentennial Association, Historical Committee, Rubye Scott Snead, editor. Sesquicentennial 1822-1972, Pike County, Georgia. (Zebulon, Georgia: Self-published, 1972). Coppedge, James Frederick. Pike County, Georgia, 1822. (Marlow? Ga., c1968). Little River Historical Society, The Zebulon Area Cemeteries - Wake, Franklin, Johnston & Nash Counties. (A wonderful cemetery book) Harper, James E. Pike County, Georgia marriage records, 1822-1872 (Townville, S.C.: Self-published, 1983). Smith, B., Editor. Marriage book, 1822-1836 : Pike County, Georgia (Hapeville, Ga.: Hindsight, 1985) Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book 1823-1840, 714 Marriages; listed by Grooms & Brides; White marriages only, 25.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book 1840-1855, 959 Marriages; listed by Grooms & Brides; White marriages only, 25.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book K, 1854-1872, 965 Marriages; listed by White Grooms, Colored Grooms, White Brides & Colored Brides; 772 White marriages, 193 Colored marriages; 54 pgs, 25.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book 1873-1883, 1,350 Marriages; listed by White Grooms, Colored Grooms, White Brides & Colored Brides; 754 White marriages, 596 Colored marriages; 72 pgs, 30.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book A 1883-1890, 862 Marriages; listed by White Grooms,Colored Grooms, White Brides & Colored Brides; 582 White marriages, 280 Colored marriages; 48 pgs, 25.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book B 1890-1900, 1,620 Marriages; listed by White Grooms, Colored Grooms, White Brides & Colored Brides; 1054 White marriages, 566 Colored marriages; 84 pages, 30.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Marriage Book C 1900-1912, 1,961 Marriages; listed by White Grooms, Colored Grooms, White Brides & Colored Brides; 1110 White marriages, 851 Colored marriages; 102 pgs, 30.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Return of Marriages 1875-1876, 177 marriages; 96 White marriages; 81 Colored marriages. Only time in Georgia history when parents of brides/grooms, place of birth, etc., were listed on forms; colored marriages were of slaves or children of slaves; includes a copy of original form with transcription, 30.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Pike County Confederate Rosters, Includes Co. A, 13th Ga; Co. G, 27th Ga; Co. H, 44th Ga; Co H, 53rd Ga; Barnesville Blues; Co. B, 4th Batt, Ga Sharpshooters; Co. G, 1st Reserves State Troops; Co. H, State Troops; Holloway Grays; Co.C, 30th Ga; w/every name index; 92 pgs, 30.00 Rogers, Rev. Richard Wade, History of Pike County Georgia 1822-1922; 50 pgs, 20.00 Cunningham, Lynn. Newspaper Clippings From the Pike County Journal, 1888-1898, Weddings, obits and other stories of interest; 510 different surnames; 186 pgs., TBD Cunningham, Lynn. Newspaper Clippings From the Pike County Journal, 1899-1909, Weddings, obits and other stories of interest; 200+ pgs. Every name index, TBD Robinson, Robert J., The Robinson family of Pike County, Georgia (Quitman, Ga.: R.J. Robinson, 1995 or 1996). Woods, Jacqueline Shockley. The Shockley family of Pike County, Georgia: allied lines, O'Rear, Morgan, Sturgis, Ford, Castleberry, Minton, Brazil (Jonesboro, Ga.: Woods, c1980).