I've discussed the importance of this name before. See "Pikes Peak: Masonic Mountain."
Pike County, Pennsylvania was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1778 – April 27, 1813), an American soldier, explorer, and Freemason, whose Pike expedition, often compared to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, mapped much of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Pike's Peak is one of the most famous locations named after Zebulon Pike.
His father, also named Zebulon Pike, was an officer in the Continental Army under General George Washington and served in the United States Army after the end of the Revolutionary War.
One famed ancestor of Zebulon Pike is John Pike (1613-1688/1689), who was a founder of Woodbridge, New Jersey and a judge and politician of the early colony of New Jersey.
Another famous Pike is the shadowy Masonic figure Albert Pike, who was related to Zebulon, through their mutual ancestor John Pike.
Albert Pike (December 29, 1809–April 2, 1891), who was an attorney, explorer, soldier, writer, and Freemason. Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C. (in Judiciary Square).
Albert Pike was elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite's Southern Jurisdiction in 1859. (Some have said that the Civil War was an occult battle between the northern and southern branches of Freemasonry.) He remained Sovereign Grand Commander for the remainder of his life (a total of thirty-two years), devoting a large amount of his time to developing the rituals of the order. Notably, he published a book called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1871, of which there were several subsequent editions. Pike is still sometimes regarded in America as an eminent and influential Freemason.
Some have said that the Civil War was an occult battle between the northern and southern branches of Freemasonry. Some within the ranks of conspiracy theorist even are so bold as to say that Albert Pike "was chosen by [Italy's Giuseppe] Mazzini to head the Illuminati operations in America and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1852."
Names across the USA
Pike, Indiana, an unincorporated community
Pike, New Hampshire, an unincorporated community
Pike, New York, a town
Pike (CDP), New York, hamlet in the town of Pike
Pike, Texas, an unincorporated community
Pike, West Virginia
Pike Bay Township, Cass County, Minnesota
Pike Creek, Delaware, an unincorporated community
Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, Minnesota
Pike Creek (Current River), stream in southern Missouri
Pike Island, Minnesota
Pike National Forest, Colorado
Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington
Pike Road, Alabama
Pikes Peak, in Colorado
The Pike, an amusement park in California
Pike County, Georgia, a county in Georgia
Pike County (disambiguation)
Pike Township (disambiguation)
The 2014 shooting...
The two troopers were ambushed outside a State of Pennsylvania police barracks at Blooming Grove, Pike County during a 10:50 p.m. Friday shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, with authorities scouring the densely wooded countryside and beyond on September 12, 2014, looking for the shooter or shooters.
The deceased lawman was identified as Cpl. Bryon Dickson (above) and the other fallen officer is Trooper Alex Douglass, who was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Law enforcement officials from Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, rushed to the Poconos to help search on foot and by helicopter for the mystery shooter or shooters. The Blooming Grove barracks is in a wooded area, surrounded by state game lands, near Interstate 84. The Blooming Grove barracks covers most of Pike County, which runs along the Delaware River and borders New Jersey and New York.
Eric Matthew Frein (born May 3, 1983) is an American domestic terrorist and murderer, convicted and sentenced to death for the 2014 Pennsylvania State Police barracks attack in which he shot and killed one State Trooper, and seriously injured another. A letter to his parents made it clear that he hoped to spark a revolution by his actions. After being identified as a suspect three days after the shooting, Frein was the target of an extensive manhunt before being captured on the night of October 30, 2014, at an abandoned airport 48 days after the attack. He was convicted of the ambush in 2017 and sentenced to death.]
This is the third death of a state trooper in the Poconos area in the last 35 years.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Miller was shot and killed June 7, 2009, by a father who had kidnapped his nine-year-old son. After taking the boy from his home in Nazareth, the father led police on a chase through Northampton and Monroe counties before he was cornered on Route 611 in Tobyhanna.
An eleven-year veteran of the New Jersey State Police, Trooper Philip Lamonaco was shot and killed Dec. 21, 1981, by members of a radical environmental group, known as the United Freedom Front, during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township.