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INDIANA GENEALOGY EXPRESS

a part of U. S. Genealogy Express
 

Welcome to
VIGO COUNTY,
INDIANA

HISTORY & GENEALOGY


County Courthouse
Third & Wabash
Terre Haute, IN  47807
Phone: (812) 462-3367
Fax: (812) 234-2409

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BRIEF HISTORY

Vigo County, pronounced (Ve-go) or (Vy-go) depending on who you ask, was officially formed in 1818 by order of the Indiana State Legislature. The county is named in honor of Col. Francis Vigo, of Italian heritage but a citizen of Spain due to residence in St. Louis. He is credited with great assistance to George Rogers Clark both in financing Clark's exploration and Revolutionary War efforts, and in service as an agent obtaining military information for Clark against British campaigns on the then frontier.

VIGO COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEBSITE

Townships:
Fayette
Harrison
Honey Creek
Linton
Lost Creek
Nevins
Otter Creek
Pierson
Prairie Creek
Prairieton
Riley
Sugar Creek
TOWNS:
Riley
Seelyville
West Terre Haute
CITY:
Terre Haute
OTHER:
Fontanet
Shirkieville

Libraries:

MEADOWS BRANCH LIBRARY
25th and Poplar
Terre Haute, IN  47803

NORTH BRANCH LIBRARY
1800 E. Ft. Harrison Ave. No. 5
Terre Haute, IN  47804

SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
3001 S. 7th St.
Terre Haute, IN  47802

VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
One Library Square
Terre Haute, IN  47807

WEST BRANCH LIBRARY
626 National Ave.
West Terre Haute, IN  47885

HISTORIC DISTRICTS:
Fannington's Grove Historic District
Ohio Boulevard-Demming Park Historic District
Wabash Avenue - East Historic District
Wabash Avenue - West Historic District

Archives:
TERRE HAUTE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
1845 North Center
Terre Haute, IN  47804

 


 

 

Adjacent counties
Vermillion County
Parke County
Clay County
Sullivan County

Bordered on West by Illinois
County Seat: Terre Haute
Year Organized: 1818
Square Miles: 403

 

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