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Pike County, Missouri

US county information
NamePike County
StateMissouri
SeatBowling Green
Largest cityLouisiana
US Area
Total Area684.81 sq mi (1773.7 km2)
Land Area672.82 sq mi (1742.6 km2)
Water Area11.99 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population18516 (2010)
Density10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
Named forZebulon M. Pike
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Pike County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1818 and named for Zebulon M. Pike, explorer. As of 2010, the population was 18,516. Its county seat is Bowling Green . The folksong Sweet Betsy from Pike is generally thought to refer to Pike County, Missouri.


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