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Unveiling history

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Pike County Historical Society president Malcolm Allen unveiled a historical marker Wednesday at the old courthouse in Holmesville commemorating Pike County’s role in the War of 1812.

Allen discussed the county’s role in the war, which began with British interference in U.S. maritime trade and ended in 1815 with the Battle of New Orleans. That was the same year that Pike County was established and named in honor of Gen. Zebulon Pike, who died in the war. A year later, Holmesville, named after Maj. Andrew Hunter Holmes, who also died in the war, became the county seat.

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