Pikeville was established in 1816 on lands donated by Charles Love. The town is in Bledsoe County. The origin of the town’s name is unknown, although some have suggested that it was named for explorer General Zebulon Pike. The town was incorporated in 1830.
Pikeville is charming with its tree-lined and brick accent streets. The town is several blocks long and has a grocery store, a few restaurants and shops. Fall Creek State Park and Bledsoe State Forest is within 20 miles from Pikeville. Pikeville is the county seat.