Vigo County, Indiana

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Vigo County''' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Vigo County''' <br>  
  
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| building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/84.htm Vigo County Courthouse]<br>333 Wabash Avenue<br>PO Box 8449<br>Terre Haute, IN 47808<br>Phone: 812.462.3214 [http://www.Vigocounty.us/ '''Vigo County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/84.htm Vigo County Courthouse]<br>333 Wabash Avenue<br>PO Box 8449<br>Terre Haute, IN 47808<br>Phone: 812.462.3214 [http://www.Vigocounty.us/ '''Vigo County Website'''] }}  
 
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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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.  
 
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.  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
==== Places/Localities  ====
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
===== Townships =====
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===== Townships =====
  
 
Vigo County's original townships were Honey Creek, Harrison, Independence, and Wabash. Current townships are as follows:  
 
Vigo County's original townships were Honey Creek, Harrison, Independence, and Wabash. Current townships are as follows:  
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*Sugar Creek: [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=265500 ePodunk] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Creek_Township,_Vigo_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
 
*Sugar Creek: [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=265500 ePodunk] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Creek_Township,_Vigo_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
  
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===== Incorporated =====
  
 
*Riley: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riley,_Indiana Wikipedia]  
 
*Riley: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riley,_Indiana Wikipedia]  
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*West Terre Haute: [http://www.city-data.com/city/West-Terre-Haute-Indiana.html City-Data.com] | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=261785 ePodunk] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Terre_Haute,_Indiana Wikipedia]
 
*West Terre Haute: [http://www.city-data.com/city/West-Terre-Haute-Indiana.html City-Data.com] | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=261785 ePodunk] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Terre_Haute,_Indiana Wikipedia]
  
===== Unincorporated=====
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===== Unincorporated =====
  
 
*Allendale  
 
*Allendale  
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*[[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]
 
*[[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]
  
===  Vigo County, Indiana Resources ===
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Vigo County, Indiana Resources ===
  
 
==== General  ====
 
==== General  ====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/aa/index.php Inventories to Collections: African-American] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/aa/index.php Inventories to Collections: African-American] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
==== Cemeteries====
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====Bible Records====
  
===== General=====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=875 Cemetery Search Results] [Vigo County] (Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=875 Cemetery Search Results] [Vigo County] (Find A Grave)  
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*Wilhoit, Virginia, and Nelson Eddy. ''Cemeteries, Vigo County, Indiana''. Owensboro, KY: Cook &amp; McDowell Publications (abt 1980-1982). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/cemeteries-vigo-county-indiana/oclc/6892102&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*Wilhoit, Virginia, and Nelson Eddy. ''Cemeteries, Vigo County, Indiana''. Owensboro, KY: Cook &amp; McDowell Publications (abt 1980-1982). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/cemeteries-vigo-county-indiana/oclc/6892102&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
===== Specific Cemeteries =====
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===== Specific Cemeteries =====
  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/maplegrove.geo/BethesdaCemetery.html Bethesda Cemetery, West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana]  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/maplegrove.geo/BethesdaCemetery.html Bethesda Cemetery, West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana]  
 
*Roberts Cemetery: Robbins, Coy D. ''Roberts Cemetery Burials: Lost Creek Settlement, Vigo County, Indiana, 1866-1911''. Bloomington, IN: Self-published, 1996. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/roberts-cemetery-burials-lost-creek-settlement-vigo-county-indiana-1866-1911/oclc/36079504&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*Roberts Cemetery: Robbins, Coy D. ''Roberts Cemetery Burials: Lost Creek Settlement, Vigo County, Indiana, 1866-1911''. Bloomington, IN: Self-published, 1996. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/roberts-cemetery-burials-lost-creek-settlement-vigo-county-indiana-1866-1911/oclc/36079504&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
==== Census Records ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Vigo County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana&nbsp;Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Vigo County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana&nbsp;Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church Records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/firstbaptist.htm First Baptist Church, Terre Haute] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/firstbaptist.htm First Baptist Church, Terre Haute] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/church/index.php Inventories to Collections: Churches] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/church/index.php Inventories to Collections: Churches] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Education  ====
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====Directories====
  
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/colleges/index.php Inventories to Collections: Colleges and Universities] (Vigo County Public Library)
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====Emigration and Immigration====
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/schools/index.php Inventories to Collections: Schools] (Vigo County Public Library)
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====Ethnic and Religious Groups====
  
 
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
 
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
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*Wright, John D. ''The Terror of Terre Haute: Bud Taylor and the 1920s''. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2008. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b4WjO8-f988C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Great+Terre+Haute&hl=en&ei=7yRRTujTJ8WqsQLmkqjMBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Great%20Terre%20Haute&f=false Google Books] (limited preview)
 
*Wright, John D. ''The Terror of Terre Haute: Bud Taylor and the 1920s''. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2008. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b4WjO8-f988C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Great+Terre+Haute&hl=en&ei=7yRRTujTJ8WqsQLmkqjMBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Great%20Terre%20Haute&f=false Google Books] (limited preview)
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories====
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==== 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. [https://www.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F317432&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D FHL] US/CAN Film 540238 (item 2) and 934921 (item 3) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-vigo-and-parke-counties-together-with-historic-notes-on-the-wabash-valley-gleaned-from-early-authors-old-maps-and-manuscripts-private-and-official-correspondence-and-other-authentic-though-for-the-most-part-out-of-the-way-sources/oclc/8519477&referer=brief_results WorldCat] | {{FSbook|74674}}&nbsp;(digital copy)  
 
*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. [https://www.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F317432&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D FHL] US/CAN Film 540238 (item 2) and 934921 (item 3) | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-vigo-and-parke-counties-together-with-historic-notes-on-the-wabash-valley-gleaned-from-early-authors-old-maps-and-manuscripts-private-and-official-correspondence-and-other-authentic-though-for-the-most-part-out-of-the-way-sources/oclc/8519477&referer=brief_results WorldCat] | {{FSbook|74674}}&nbsp;(digital copy)  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/twpmaps.htm Vigo County Townships Map] (GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/twpmaps.htm Vigo County Townships Map] (GenWeb)
  
====Migration====
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==== Migration ====
  
==== Military Records ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
===== General =====
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===== General =====
  
 
*Fort Harrison Centennial Association. ''Fort Harrison on the Banks of the Wabash 1812-1912''. Terre Haute, IN: Moore-Langen Printing Co. for John Morton Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, 1912. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/fort-harrison-on-the-banks-of-the-wabash-1812-1912/oclc/6811368&referer=brief_results WorldCat] |&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=k34TAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Fort+Harrison+on+the+Banks&hl=en&ei=mgxRTvTeE8Lz0gGaho2DBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] (digital copy) | [http://www.archive.org/details/fortharrisononba00fort Internet Archive] (digital copy)  
 
*Fort Harrison Centennial Association. ''Fort Harrison on the Banks of the Wabash 1812-1912''. Terre Haute, IN: Moore-Langen Printing Co. for John Morton Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, 1912. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/fort-harrison-on-the-banks-of-the-wabash-1812-1912/oclc/6811368&referer=brief_results WorldCat] |&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=k34TAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Fort+Harrison+on+the+Banks&hl=en&ei=mgxRTvTeE8Lz0gGaho2DBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] (digital copy) | [http://www.archive.org/details/fortharrisononba00fort Internet Archive] (digital copy)  
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*African American Veterans in Vigo County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Vigo County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
===== Revolutionary War=====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
*Revolutionary War, 1775-1783&nbsp;
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*Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
 
*Revolutionary War Soldiers of Vigo County ([http://tinyurl.com/6hwn2zs Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices])<br>
 
*Revolutionary War Soldiers of Vigo County ([http://tinyurl.com/6hwn2zs Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices])<br>
  
===== Mexican War =====
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===== Mexican War =====
  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Mexican%20War Inventories to Collections: Mexican War](Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Mexican%20War Inventories to Collections: Mexican War](Vigo County Public Library)
  
===== Civil War =====
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===== 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 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.  
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Spanish-American%20War Inventories to Collections: Spanish-American War] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Spanish-American%20War Inventories to Collections: Spanish-American War] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
===== World War I =====
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===== World War I =====
  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#World%20War%20I Inventory to Collections: World War I] (Vigo County Public Library)  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#World%20War%20I Inventory to Collections: World War I] (Vigo County Public Library)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/vigo/rollofhonor.html Vigo County, Indiana: A Record of Men and Women Who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/vigo/rollofhonor.html Vigo County, Indiana: A Record of Men and Women Who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918] (Genealogy Trails)
  
===== World War II=====
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===== World War II =====
  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#World%20War%20II Inventory to Collections: World War II] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#World%20War%20II Inventory to Collections: World War II] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
===== Korean War =====
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===== Korean War =====
  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Korean%20War Inventories to Collections: Korean War] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Korean%20War Inventories to Collections: Korean War] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
===== Vietnam War =====
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===== Vietnam War =====
  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Vietnam%20War Inventories to Collections: Vietnam War] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Vietnam%20War Inventories to Collections: Vietnam War] (Vigo County Public Library)
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*[http://roseorphanshome.homestead.com/ Rose Orphans' Home 1884-1949]
 
*[http://roseorphanshome.homestead.com/ Rose Orphans' Home 1884-1949]
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
*''Index to Declarations of Intention''. Terre Haute, IN: Wabash Valley Genealogical Society, [1980?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-to-declarations-of-intention-vigo-county-indiana/oclc/7062987&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*''Index to Declarations of Intention''. Terre Haute, IN: Wabash Valley Genealogical Society, [1980?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-to-declarations-of-intention-vigo-county-indiana/oclc/7062987&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/Newspaper.htm Newspaper Articles] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/Newspaper.htm Newspaper Articles] (GenWeb)  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/obita.htm Vigo County, Indiana Obituaries]&nbsp;(GenWeb)  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/obita.htm Vigo County, Indiana Obituaries](GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/obituaries.htm Vigo County Obituaries Page] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/obituaries.htm Vigo County Obituaries Page] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries Wabash Valley Obituary Index] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries Wabash Valley Obituary Index] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
====Obituaries====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
====Occupations====
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==== Occupations ====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Periodicals====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/vigowills.htm Vigo County Wills] (GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/vigowills.htm Vigo County Wills] (GenWeb)
  
====Public Records
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====Public Records  
  
===Repositories===
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=== Repositories ===
  
====Archives====
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==== Archives ====
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
====Libraries====
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==== Libraries ====
  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Terre_Haute_Indiana_Family_History_Center Terre Haute, Indiana Family History Center]  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Terre_Haute_Indiana_Family_History_Center Terre Haute, Indiana Family History Center]  
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*[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
 
*[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
  
==== Societies====
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==== Societies ====
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
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*Students of Garfield High School, Terre Haute (1936-1939) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Garfield High School, Terre Haute (1936-1939) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Teachers of Garfield High School, Terre Haute (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Teachers of Garfield High School, Terre Haute (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/colleges/index.php Inventories to Collections: Colleges and Universities] (Vigo County Public Library)
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/schools/index.php Inventories to Collections: Schools] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== General =====
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===== General =====
  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vigo/vr/ Vital Records] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vigo/vr/ Vital Records] (Linkpendium)
  
===== Births =====
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===== Births =====
  
 
*'''[1882-1920]''' Works Progress Administration. ''Index to birth records, Vigo County, 1882-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380337|film}}
 
*'''[1882-1920]''' Works Progress Administration. ''Index to birth records, Vigo County, 1882-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380337|film}}
  
===== Marriages =====
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===== Marriages =====
  
 
*'''[1818-1951]'''&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Vigo County Marriage Index: 1818-1951]&nbsp;(images included for many years) (Vigo County Library)<br>
 
*'''[1818-1951]'''&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Vigo County Marriage Index: 1818-1951]&nbsp;(images included for many years) (Vigo County Library)<br>
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*'''[1818-1850]''' Lansaw, Simona. ''Marriages, Vigo County, Indiana, 1818-1850.'' Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 198-? {{FHL|977.245 V22L|book}}&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriages-vigo-county-indiana-1818-1850/oclc/16393699&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>
 
*'''[1818-1850]''' Lansaw, Simona. ''Marriages, Vigo County, Indiana, 1818-1850.'' Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 198-? {{FHL|977.245 V22L|book}}&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriages-vigo-county-indiana-1818-1850/oclc/16393699&referer=brief_results WorldCat]<br>
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*'''[1840-1920]''' Works Progress Administration.''Index to marriage records, Vigo County, 1840-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380338|film}}<br>
 
*'''[1840-1920]''' Works Progress Administration.''Index to marriage records, Vigo County, 1840-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380338|film}}<br>
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*'''[1880-1920]''' Works Progress Administration.''Index to supplemental record, marriage transcript, Vigo County, 1880-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380339|film}}<br>
 
*'''[1880-1920]''' Works Progress Administration.''Index to supplemental record, marriage transcript, Vigo County, 1880-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380339|film}}<br>
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*'''''[1882-1920]'''''Works Progress Administration. ''Index to death records, Vigo County, 1882-1920.''Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380337|film}}'' <br>
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*'''''[1882-1920]'''''Works Progress Administration. ''Index to death records, Vigo County, 1882-1920.''Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380337|film}}''<br>''
  
 
*'''[1900-present]'''[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Wabash Valley Obituary Index]. Obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers. Online courtesy of the Vigo County Library.<br>  
 
*'''[1900-present]'''[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Wabash Valley Obituary Index]. Obituaries published in Terre Haute newspapers. Online courtesy of the Vigo County Library.<br>  
 
*see also Newspapers &gt; Obituaries
 
*see also Newspapers &gt; Obituaries
  
====Voting Registration====
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==== Voting Registration ====
  
 
=== Vigo County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
 
=== Vigo County, Indiana Web Sites  ===

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Vigo County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 21, 1818
County Seat Terre haute
Courthouse
Address Vigo County Courthouse
333 Wabash Avenue
PO Box 8449
Terre Haute, IN 47808
Phone: 812.462.3214 Vigo County Website

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.