Pike County is situated in North East Missouri and is home to 18,316 residents.
The county seat is located in Bowing Green, where county operations occur.
Other communities are Annada, Ashburn, Clarksville, Curryville, Frankford, Eolia and Louisiana. The various communities within the county offer a quality of life reminiscent of "small town America" at the same time advanced technologies are available.
Pike County is rich in tradition and culture. Pike County enjoys a continental type climate marked by strong seasonality. Because of its inland location, Missouri is subject to frequent changes in temperature. While winters are cold and summers are hot, prolonged periods of either are unusual. Occasional periods of mild, above freezing temperatures are noted almost every winter. Conversely, during the peak of the summer season, occasional periods of dry-cool weather break up stretches of hot, humid weather.
A fun friendly atmosphere is what you will find while shopping in Pike County. Whether you are looking for a new car, to fill a prescription, or find that perfect piece of antique furniture it's all here. Our Amish community offers many items for sale, from baked goods and woven items to hand crafted wood furniture.
For the outdoor enthusiast the Mississippi River offers recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing and swimming. There are many local parks, playgrounds and picnic facilities available in our community for family outings. Hunters come from other states to hunt in the scenic hillsides and woods of Pike County. The Missouri Conservation Commission manages several areas in the county including DuPont Wildlife Reserve, Ted Shanks Wildlife Management Area and the Ranacker Wildlife Refuge. Many tourist come to visit us during the winter months to view the bald eagle migration.
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