Pike

Pike is on Farm Road 981 less than a mile from the Hunt county line and four miles northeast of Blue Ridge in far northeast Collin County. It was established in the early 1860s and quickly became a small but prosperous church and school community for area farmers. A post office was established in 1885. By 1900 the town had two churches, a Masonic lodge, six stores, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop. The population in 1900 was estimated at well over 100. In 1932 mail service to Pike was discontinued and routed through Leonard. The number of residents reached a high of 172 in 1933 and remained steady until 1945. In 1980 through 2000 Pike had a population reported at eighty.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Pike is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.32233430
    Longitude
    -96.30303560

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
47 2009 Local Officials