Nestled between the two rivers of West Central Illinois, Pike County is chock full of history, natural resources and wild life. From 1821 through 1822, Pike County consisted of all the land between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers that included, at the time, the small city of Chicago. The County has strong historical ties with Abraham Lincoln who practiced law and made campaign stops in the area. Pike County is dotted with many unique towns and villages including Pittsfield, Barry, Griggsville, Hull and New Philadelphia, the first town in the United States to be settled by an African American.
Pike County leads the state of Illinois, and in fact the Midwest, in trophy-winning whitetail buck hunting, as well as exceptional wild turkey hunting and fishing. And is home to a variety of additional outdoor activities with camping, boating, golf courses and parks.
Unique lodging offerings include state-of-the-art country lodges, guest houses, bed & breakfasts, historic hotels, cabins at the lake, and motels.
Interesting shops, antiquing and tasty local eateries are around every bend in the road. Pike County’s small communities offer more than 25 yearly special events and festivals that celebrate everything from agricultural diversity and rich Abraham Lincoln and Civil War heritage, to jeep trail riding, and Fall Color Run family fun.