Pike County Information

Nestled between two rivers as symbolized in the Chamber's logo, Pike County has a rich agricultural industry, bountiful wildlife, and beautiful scenery.  We are proud of our ties to Abraham Lincoln, the New Philadelphia site (the first town in the U. S. to be settled by an African American), and also to an early Mormon settlement. There is a variety of outdoor activities with camping, golf courses, hunting, parks, trails, lakes and our two rivers which you will find in the "Visit" section of this site. 

Our county has four school districts that offer excellent public education.  John Wood Community College provides higher education at the Pittsfield Education Center and the Perry Agricultural Center.


Pike County offers a range of health care services, including primary care physicians, long term care facilities, home health and hospice services, and Illini Community Hospital, an Acute Care Hospital with advanced out-patient services.

Every October Pike County comes alive with our Fall Color Drive on the 3rd weekend.  We also have festivals and events throughout the year appealing to all walks of life including two County Fairs. Check out the "Visit" section to learn more!

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide you with information about our county, our towns and their many benefits and attractions.  You'll find this information in the "Live" section of our site. Information about our Pike County Government can be found in the "County Government Info" tab found on the left side of the Home page.

Included in the Chamber section is a directory of Chamber members.  We encourage you to support them. 

For additional information on Pike County feel free to contact our Executive Director, Kaye Iftner at  217-285-2971 or by email at info@pikeil.org.

We welcome you to Pike County, a great place to live, work and visit!