HISTORY OF PIKE COUNTY
Pike County, Georgia was established on December 9, 1822. It is Georgia’s 57th county. Originally formed from part of Monroe County, it now includes the townships of Concord, Hilltop, Meansville, Molena, Williamson, and Zebulon, the county seat.
Pike County is located in the west-central part of Georgia. It includes 218.4 square miles, and is bordered by Spalding, Butts, Lamar, Upson and Meriwether counties. Pike County lies approximately 50 miles south of downtown Atlanta and approximately 50 miles northwest of Macon. The 2010 Census estimates Pike County as having a population of approximately 17,869. Pike County is one of the 28 counties that are included in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Pike County’s first courthouse was a simple wooden building. Then in 1825, a brick courthouse was erected on the public square after Zebulon was designated as the county seat. The current Pike County Courthouse is the pride of downtown Zebulon. Designed by Golucke & Stewart in the Romanesque Revival/Colonial Revival style, this courthouse was built in 1895 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The primary industries in Pike County include agriculture and forestry, although a 148 acre business park on highway 19 in Zebulon was established in the year 2000 to accommodate the growth of other industries as well.
Parts of Pike County are the backdrop for yet another television series, as the Sundance Channel TV series filming of Rectify continues. This time, various rural scenes from AMC’s popular post-apocalyptic zombie series The Walking Dead are being filmed here.
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