The Pike County Genealogy and Historical Society next regular meeting will be March 16, 2019

Visit us at 11:00 AM, third Saturday of the month, downstairs at the Waverly Library, 207 N. Market St., Waverly, OH.  November we meet 2nd Saturday at a local restaurant. Contact us for that location in October.  No meeting in December.

 Pike Speaks  Volume 12 Number 4 October 2018  has been released.  Here is an example of what you will find: "The John Prather Estate. Chillicothe Leader.  The Leader erred when it stated that the recently deceased Mr. John Prather was a brother to Mrs. William A. Jones of Bournville. Mr. Prather married Mr. William A. Jones’ only sister. There is where the relationship came in.  Mr. Prather’s real estate consisted of 2,800 acres on the Cottonwood River, Kansas; 1,600 acres in Pike County, Ohio; 1,300 acres near Sherman, Illinois, the first station out of Springfield; 649 acres, known as the “Hamilton Section,” three miles from Williamsville; 400 acres in the home place, near Williamsville, Illinois, and 540 acres lying two miles west of Williamsville.  The personal property, as stated, amounted to about $200,000. This was divided equally between the two sons, Samuel and Frank. The real estate is valued at $400,000, and there was an equal division of that. The Kansas land was evenly divided; Frank takes the Pike County land and the home place, Samuel gets the balance. The real estate was practically divided between the sons a year or two ago. January 30, 1891 Pike County Republican."  Why not join and start enjoy the newsletter published quarterly.

Need Your Help

Our society is still collecting information on Pike County Civil War soldiers, so if you have any information or photographs that you would like to share, please send them to the above listed post office address, or email to

Don’t forget to update or sign up for your Kroger Community Rewards to be donated to the Pike County Genealogy & Historical Society (this does not affect your fuel rewards).   Kroger requires us to renew every year, starting in April.

Now is a good time to work on an application for one of our Lineage Societies, such as First Families, Civil War Soldiers, and Canal Era Families of Pike County.  Send a request to us through our post office box if you need application forms or have any questions.  The address is Pike County Chapter of OGS, P.O. Box 224, Waverly, OH, 45690.

Contact US


Pike County Ohio Genealogy and Historical Society

PO Box 224, Waverly, Ohio, United States

Pike Co. Visitors Bureau

Plan your visit

As you plan your trip to Pike county to do geology research be sure to check the Pike county Convention and visitor bureau web site,, for activities you may want to take in as well as where to stay and where to enjoy meals at our restaurants.