Pike County, Illinois

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Pike County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 17,384. Its county seat is Pittsfield, Illinois[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 849 square miles (2,199 km²), of which 830 square miles (2,150 km²) is land and 19 square miles (48 km²) (2.19%) is water.

Pike County is located on the highlands between the Illinois River on the eastern border, and the Mississippi River on the west. It has two interstate highways, I-72, with bridges spanning both rivers to enter the county and I-172 which only extends about 300 feet into the county where it ends at its southern terminus with I-72.

Major highways

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