Pike County, GA
In 1822, Pike County was created from Monroe County by the state legislature. Later, parts of Pike County were used to create Upson (1824), Spalding (1851), and Lamar (1920) counties. Pike County and its county seat, Zebulon, are named after Zebulon Pike, a general in the War of 1812 and an explorer of the Louisiana Territory. Pike's name was made famous by his discovery of a Colorado mountain, subsequently named Pikes Peak.
Early white settlers to the area used Indian trails in lieu of roads, but in the 1830s they improved the main trail by laying down planks that could support stagecoaches. This route became known as the Old Plank Road.
Source: The New Georgia Encyclopedia - Pike County
Modern Day Adjacent Counties
Pike County is bordered by Spalding