November 1, 2007
Created in 1833, Pike County was named in honor of American general and explorer Zebulon Pike. While best known for his later exploration of the American Southwest and the discovery of Pike’s Peak, he also led an expedition of the upper Mississippi River at approximately the same time as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Also named in his honor was Camp Pike, the World War I training camp located in North Little Rock (Pulaski County). Pike died during the War of 1812 from battle wounds.