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Ohio CountiesThere is eighty-eight counties in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Constitution allows counties to set up a charter government as many cities and villages do, but only Summit County has done so.
Pike County, Ohio
Pike County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Residents named the county in honor of Zebulon Pike, an explorer and the man who discovered Pike's Peak.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
On January 3, 1815, the Ohio government authorized the creation of Pike County. Residents named the county in honor of Zebulon Pike, an explorer and the man who discovered Pike's Peak. In the 1830s, upon completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal, the county grew quickly.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"