Pike County was founded in 1821 and the Three Notch Road was cut in 1824, which brought settlers into the area. The town square in Troy, the county seat, is considered a landmark area, and the restored 1911 post office houses the Johnson Center for the Arts. Nearby Troy University has an arts park and international arts center. The Pioneer Museum of Alabama preserves the buildings and folkways of the state’s early settlers. The park is also home to Conecuh River Depot Military Museum. One of the first peanut butter mills in the Southeast is the focal point for the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge.