Pike County, Arkansas originated from portions of Clark and Hempstead
counties by an act passed in the General Assembly of the Territory of
Arkansas approved on November 1, 1833. Initial boundaries were set with the
first partial east boundary between Clark and Pike ... "beginning at the
Antoine bridge, running thence (with) the old road (south) to John Wood's
on the (Little) Missouri river."
The south boundary between Hempstead and Pike ... "commencing at the house
of John Wood on (the) Little Missouri river, thence up said river to the
mouth of Hickory creek, thence up said creek to its source, thence on the
dividing ridge between Mine creek and (Little) Missouri, thence due west to
the Sevier county line."
The second partial east boundary between Clark and Pike beginning ... "at
the above named (Antoine) bridge, thence up the Antoine to its source,
thence a north direction to the west fork of the Caddo" with the north
boundary between Hot Spring and Pike "thence up said fork (of the Caddo)
to the" Sevier county line.
Additional acts of the General Assembly provided for apportioning the debts
of Clark and Hempstead counties with Pike, the surveying of the line
between Sevier and Pike county, and the election of civil officers,
including a county judge, and county commissioners to locate the seat of
Pike County Formation History
Historical Memoirs 1890
An Act to Erect and Establish the County of Pike
An Act Apportioning the Debts of Clark and Hempstead with Pike &c.
An Act to Run and Mark the Line Between the Counties of Sevier and Pike
An Act for the Election of Civil Officers for the County of Pike &c.
RECORDS BURNED TWICE
February 13, 1855
The Clerk's office at Murfreesboro, Pike county, was destroyed by fire on
the night of Tuesday, the 13th inst. All records of the county together
with the law library of A.B. Williams, Esq., which had but a few days
previous been moved into it, were destroyed. The fire is supposed to have
been the work of an incendiary, as there was no fire in the offices on the
evening previous the destruction - Washington Telegraph, February 21, 1855.
March 5, 1895
Thirty-two years ago tomorrow the Pike County court house and the Pike
County Courier were destroyed by fire. No insurance was carried by either,
all a total loss, including the public records of the county - Pike County
Courier, March 4, 1927.
ABSTRACT OF TITLE BOOK
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I hereby grant permission for you David Kelley to have copies made of the
Pike County, Arkansas Burnt Records Abstract of Title Book Prior to 1890
with the understanding that these records will not be used in the abstract
or title business.
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