The Pike County Historical Society was formed for the following purposes: To collect and preserve information pertaining to interesting historical events of Pike county; to assume responsibility for proper recognition and preservation of various landmarks; to do suitable honor to those hearty pioneers of this county who laid the foundation for our present happiness; to engender rightful pride in the rich history of Pike County; and to accept the invitation extended by the State Historical Society of Missouri to become an auxiliary member of that Society, thereby entitling this Society to a delegate at the annual meetings of the State organization; and for the prosecution of such other activities as may be incidental thereto.

The Society dues are $7.50 per person per calendar year. Remit check or money order to: Attn: Treasurer; Pike County Historical Society; 104 Carroll Drive, Clarksville, MO 63336.

The Society meets quarterly. 

People, Places, and Pikers
Reprint is now available!

$85 with a CD 
(shipping and handling $10)

To order please make Checks Payable and Return To: 
Pike County Historical Society
104 Carroll Drive
Clarksville, MO 63336.

Books can also be purchased at the 
Louisiana Public Library
123 N. Third Street
Louisiana, MO

For more information please contact:
Pike County Historical Society
1217 Kentucky Street
Louisiana, MO 63353
phone 573-754-5303

Pike County Historical Society
Attn: Marilyn Johnson
22 Rebecca Drive
Louisiana, MO 63353


The book, Pike County, Missouri: People, Places and Pikers, was originally published by PCHS in 1981. The reprinted book includes the 48-page supplement done in 1984 that includes office holders and added family histories that were not included in the first book. The book is 8 1/2" by 11" in size, contains 776 pages, and is bound in a beautiful hard cover. The book is being sold for $85.00 and includes a CD. Cost for shipping is $10 or may be picked up at the Louisiana Library. 


The townships of this part of Missouri were once divided into four great divisions (when Pike County was still part of the Louisiana Purchase), known as Cape Girardeau, Sainte Genevieve, Saint Louis and Saint Charles. Once Pike County was established in 1818, it contained four of its own townships: Buffalo, Calumet, Mason and Penoe. In 1981 there are 10 townships within Pike County, legally designated as Ashley, Buffalo, Calumet, Cuivre, Hartford, Indian, Peno, Prairieville, Salt River and Spencer.

Ashley Township Buffalo Township Calumet Township Cuivre Township
Hartford Township Indian Township Peno Township Prairieville Township
Salt River Township Spencer Township    




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2000 Rhonda Stolte Darnell