Barry is a progressive community that prides itself on being “business friendly”.The development of the Barry Business Park has spurred economic growth both inside and outside of the business park.You won't find a better roast pork sandwich than the ones they serve from roasted whole Fiz Highway & Marker The first airplane to be flown coast to coast was the Vin Fiz in 1911.A soft drink company sponsored the flight, naming the aircraft after one of their products. You may have read about the route being retraced in 1986.Barry has a both a brochure listing all of its businesses (available here), and a website focused on shopping in Barry.You can find the website at Museum The Barry Museum was established in 1984, starting with a core collection of local memorabilia of Norton Walther. The museum is housed on the second floor of the local library building. For the genealogist who is searching Pike County roots, the library has basic materials to help get the search started.If you are lucky, you might catch Omer Bridgman at the Guide Printery doing some work.He took over production of the local paper in 1931 and continued printing it until the late 1970's. A local prominent citizen journeyed to Mexico around 1847. The settlers took a fancy to the name and used the name for their town.
Route 106 also runs through Barry with Kinderhook to the west and Pittsfield to the east.Information from the local paper, Barry Adage, is available covering the years 1871-1971.Have you ever seen an old linotype machine in operation?Located in an old bank building, the museum features local memorabilia as well as a library section with genealogical records, old clippings and other means of tracing family history. Both buildings were filled with water during the Great Flood of '93. In 1993 it was chosen as one of the twelve most unique post offices in the United States. In Milton you will see an old bandstand in the middle of the town square.Artifacts were removed before the flood and will be returned when the buildings are repaired. Bandstands were in most Pike County towns years ago. In the fall Milton celebrates their agricultural heritage with the Milton Corn Carnival held the fourth weekend in September, with lots of activity around the bandstand.Sizes of these communities, listed below, range from the largest, our county seat Pittsfield, with a population of 4,211 (2000 census) to the smallest, the Village of Time with a population of 36.Wherever you travel within the county (see the map to get your bearings!This building has been an inn, stage coach stop and tavern.Atlas was home to Brigham Young for a period of seven weeks.) you'll find smiles come easy, the countryside is inviting, and there is a quality of life you won't find anywhere else.Pike County has much to offer to families and businesses that are thinking about relocating in the area.