Vigo County, Indiana

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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/maps/vigo1914.jpg 1914 Vigo County Map] (GenWeb)  
 
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*Andreas, A.T. ''Atlas Map of Vigo County, Indiana''. Chicago: A.T. Andreas, 1874. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/atlas-map-of-vigo-county-indiana/oclc/13540815&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Vigo County, Indiana''. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-vigo-county-indiana-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/68044592&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Vigo County, Indiana''. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-vigo-county-indiana-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/68044592&referer=brief_results WorldCat]. Available online at [http://www.historygeo.com/search/ HistoryGeo.com] ($). Free surname search.
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Indiana Gotoarrow.png Vigo County

Guide to Vigo County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Vigo County, Indiana
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Founded January 21, 1818
County Seat Terre haute
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Address Vigo County Courthouse
333 Wabash Avenue
PO Box 8449
Terre Haute, IN 47808
Phone: 812.462.3214 County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Vigo County, Indiana was organized on the basis of a 21 Jan 1818 legislative act. That act took effect on 1 Feb 1818.

Parent County

1818--Vigo County was created 21 January 1818 fromSullivan County.  County seat: Terre Haute [1]

Boundary Changes

Parke County was formed 9 Jan 1821 from the northern part of Vigo County. Vigo's boundaries were also altered as a result of the formation of Putnam County in 1821.

Populated Places

Townships

Vigo County's original townships were Honey Creek, Harrison, Independence, and Wabash. Current townships are as follows:

Incorporated

Unincorporated

  • Allendale
  • Burnett
  • Lewis
  • Libertyville
  • Pimento
  • Prairieton
  • St. Mary's
  • Sandford

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Vigo County, Indiana Resources

General

African-Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Specific Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Vigo County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Genealogies and Biographies

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Beckwith, Hiram Williams. History of Vigo and Parke Counties Together with Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley. Chicago: H.H. Hill and N. Iddings, 1880. FHL US/CAN Film 540238 (item 2) and 934921 (item 3) | WorldCat | FamilySearch Books Online (digital copy)
  • Bradsby, Henry C. History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1891. Reprint edition, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1969. FHL US/CAN Book 977.245 H2b | WorldCatInternet Archive (digital copy)
  • History (Linkpendium)
  • Jerse, Dorothy W., and John R. Becker III. Terre Haute & Vigo County in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001. Google Books (limited preview)
  • McCormick, Mike. Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005. Google books (limited preview)
  • Oakey, C.C. Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County, Vol. 2. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1908. Google Books (digital copy)
  • Roznowski, Tom. An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana 1927. Bloomington, IN: Quarry Books, 2009. Google Books (limited preview)

Maps

Migration

Military Records

General

Revolutionary War

Mexican War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Vigo County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Vigo County.

Civil War Resources:

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Miscellaneous

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Index to Declarations of Intention. Terre Haute, IN: Wabash Valley Genealogical Society, [1980?]. WorldCat

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives

County Courthouse

Vigo County Courthouse
333 Wabash Avenue
PO Box 8449
Terre Haute, IN 47808
Phone: 812.462.3214

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from from 1818 and divorce records from 1825.[2]

Family History Centers

Libraries

Societies

School Records

Taxation

= Vital Records

General

Births

  • [1882-1920] Works Progress Administration. Index to birth records, Vigo County, 1882-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. FHL 1380337

Marriages

  • [1818-1850] Lansaw, Simona. Marriages, Vigo County, Indiana, 1818-1850. Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 198-? FHL 977.245 V22L | WorldCat
  • [1840-1920] Works Progress Administration.Index to marriage records, Vigo County, 1840-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. FHL 1380338
  • [1880-1920] Works Progress Administration.Index to supplemental record, marriage transcript, Vigo County, 1880-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. FHL 1380339

Deaths

  • [1882-1920]Works Progress Administration. Index to death records, Vigo County, 1882-1920.Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. FHL 1380337
  • [1900-present]Wabash Valley Obituary Index. Obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers. Online courtesy of the Vigo County Library.
  • see also Newspapers > Obituaries

Voting Registration

Vigo County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vigo County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.