Communities in Pike County, Illinois, USA
- Atlas - Oldest town in county; county seat from 1824-1833.
Home to Brigham Young for seven weeks.
- Barry - Turn-of-the century architecture; three-day apple
festival in the fall.
- You may see an old linotype machine in operation at the Guide
- The county's largest non-incorporated village and they still
have a usable town spring!
- See the remains of an 1880 two-story brick school and a general store.
- East Hannibal
- Devastated by the great flood of '93, the area may be converted
to recreational and conservation purposes.
- El Dara
- Named for the Mexican town of Eldora; see original
church buildings built in 1854 and 1876.
- Fish Hook
- Considered the hometown of Robert Earl Hughes who was considered
the biggest man in the world.
- Located on the Illinois River near one of only three lift span
bridges in operation in Illinois.
- The Purple Martin Capital of the nation; an apple-producing area
which celebrates each fall with an Apple Festival.
- People here are rebuilding after being under water
during the Great Flood of '93.
- Chosen in 1993 as having one of the twelve most unique post
offices in the US.
- Milton's bandstand has survived and is the center of town
celebrations even now.
- Located in the scenic lower Bay Creek valley, Nebo celebrates the
1911 landing of the Vin Fiz with an annual festival.
- New Canton
- The Great River Road passes directly through town.
You can see cider and apple butter being made the weekend of Fall Color Drive and Open House.
- New Hartford
- Another Pike County apple town, it has a farm market open all year.
- New Philadelphia
- Historic town started by Free Frank
- New Salem
- This neat pretty village has an old bandstand in the park and
old millstones north of the park.
- A scenic railroad and river boom town early in the 20th century.
Prior to days of plastic, there were five pearl button factories there.
- Originally called Boonesville, the town was platted and registered
by Daniel Boone's great-nephew Edward Boone Scholl.
- Pittsfield - County Seat
- Pike's county seat since 1833. Some buildings and homes date back
to late 1890's; craft stores shopping plazas parks and a Fall Festival.
- Pleasant Hill
- Located on the Great River Road and home to the Pike-Calhoun
- Has had four grist mills on the same site , the first built
in 1830 and burned in 1846. Two other mills were built and lost
to fires, the last was built in 1867-68.
- Summer Hill
- Back in drive-in movie days Summer Hill had the only drive-in
theater in Pike County (still operating summer 1998).
- Second smallest incorporated town in Illinois-population 36.
An old two-story bandstand stands in the park.
- Valley City
- Smallest incorporated town in Illinois with a population of 23.
Scenic Napolean Hollow south of town is part of the 800 acre Pike Co.
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