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[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
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from from 1818 and divorce records from 1825.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vigo County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vigo-County-Courthouse/102593766461941 Vigo County Courthouse] (Facebook)  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vigo-County-Courthouse/102593766461941 Vigo County Courthouse] (Facebook)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigo_County_Courthouse Vigo County Courthouse]&nbsp;(Wikipedia)
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigo_County_Courthouse Vigo County Courthouse]&nbsp;(Wikipedia)
 
Vigo County; 333 Wabash Ave; PO Box 8449; Terre Haute, IN 47808; Ph. 812.462.3214 Details: (Co Clk has m, pro &amp; ct rec from 1818 &amp; div rec from 1825
 
  
 
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/census1.html Vigo County Census] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/census1.html Vigo County Census] (GenWeb)  
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==== Local Histories<br>  ====
 
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*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] | [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=79131&REC=1 Family History Archives]&nbsp;(digital copy)  
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*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)  
 
*Bradsby, Henry C. ''History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections''. Chicago: S.B. Nelson &amp; Co., 1891. Reprint edition, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1969.&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F165313&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D FHL] US/CAN Book 977.245 H2b | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-vigo-county-indiana-with-biographical-selections/oclc/5254137&referer=brief_results WorldCat] |&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofvigocou00brad Internet Archive]&nbsp;(digital copy)  
 
*Bradsby, Henry C. ''History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections''. Chicago: S.B. Nelson &amp; Co., 1891. Reprint edition, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1969.&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F165313&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D FHL] US/CAN Book 977.245 H2b | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-vigo-county-indiana-with-biographical-selections/oclc/5254137&referer=brief_results WorldCat] |&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofvigocou00brad Internet Archive]&nbsp;(digital copy)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vigo/hist/ History]&nbsp;(Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vigo/hist/ History]&nbsp;(Linkpendium)  
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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.[1]

History

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 from Sullivan County.  County seat: Terre Haute [2]

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.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Resources

General

African-Americans

Cemeteries

General
Specific Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

Land

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

Military

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

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

Newspapers

Probate

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
  • [1818-1951]  Vigo County Marriage Index: 1818-1951 (images included for many years) (Vigo County Library)
  • [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

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).