Meet Pike Road: Welcome Home

Pike Road began as a municipality in 1997, however, the Pike Road community has been flourishing for over 175 years with the arrival of the Meriwether, Mathews and Marks families around 1815. People began settling and farming the area in the mid-nineteenth century, and as more families moved in, more services were needed and by the early twentieth century, a booming small town had grown up at the intersection of Pike Road and Meriwether Road.

Located in eastern Montgomery County, the Town of Pike Road is a rapidly growing small town looking to build a solid future on the area’s rich history. With a population of over 11,000, Pike Road has experienced phenomenal growth in the past two decades. Town leaders attribute that growth to the excitement and passion inspired by the unique mix of old and new within the Town’s boundaries. Comprised of more than 70 distinct neighborhoods, Pike Road is home to some of the River Region’s oldest settlements. The Town now contains a mix of beautiful new neighborhoods and lovely historic communities, both of which contribute to the hometown feeling generations seek in moving to the area.

Introduced in 2012, the ENHANCE Initiative aims to ensure Pike Road continues to grow in quality of life through volunteer-driven committees focused on keeping agriculture a part of the lifestyle, maintaining recreational options and providing artistic opportunities for people. ENHANCE stands for Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Agriculture, Nature, Community and Education. As the town continues to grow, leadership continues to prioritize the four pillars identified by residents: community planning, public services, quality of life and public education.

The Town of Pike Road was incorporated by citizens who had been actively working to build a model town. To ensure that citizens are actively engaged in a participatory form of government, the Town elects its leadership. The Town has an elected mayor who serves as the chair of the council and as the chief executive. Gordon Stone is the Mayor of the Town of Pike Road. He has served in this role since 2004 when the Town had 350 residents and covered only a two-mile area. Mayor Stone has been a champion of municipal planning and vision, educational opportunities helping all citizens succeed, efficient services and innovative quality of life programs.

Let’s Meet a Few of the Locals Contributing to and Shaping the Pike Road Community.