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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Vigo County''' <br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vigo-County-Courthouse/102593766461941 Vigo County Courthouse] (Facebook)
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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>
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*[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)
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Vigo County, Indiana was organized on the basis of a 21 Jan 1818 legislative act. That act took effect on 1 Feb 1818.
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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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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.
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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.  
  
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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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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*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]
  
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*Allendale  
 
*Allendale  
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/sites/default/files/pdf/VigoCo.pdf Basic Sources for Genealogical Research in Vigo County] (pdf) (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/sites/default/files/pdf/VigoCo.pdf Basic Sources for Genealogical Research in Vigo County] (pdf) (Vigo County Public Library)
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==== African-Americans  ====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/aa/index.php Inventories to Collections: African-American] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
 
==== Cemeteries<br>  ====
 
==== Cemeteries<br>  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/indiana/vigo.html Vigo County] (Tombstone Transcription Project)  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/indiana/vigo.html Vigo County] (Tombstone Transcription Project)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5783&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=51 Vigo County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=5783&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=51 Vigo County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/vigo/cemeteries.html Vigo County Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/vigo/cemeteries.html Vigo County Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/cemeteries Vigo County Cemeteries] (Vigo County Public Library)  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/cemeteries Vigo County Cemeteries] (Vigo County Public Library)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/in/vigo.htm Vigo County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/in/vigo.htm Vigo County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/census1.html Vigo County Census] (GenWeb)
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/census1.html Vigo County Census] (GenWeb)
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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])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/firstbaptist.htm First Baptist Church, Terre Haute] (GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/firstbaptist.htm First Baptist Church, Terre Haute] (GenWeb)
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/church/index.php Inventories to Collections: Churches] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Education  ====
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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)
  
 
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
 
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
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*Dorrel, Ruth. ''Vigo County, Indiana Index of Names of Persons and of Firms''. Indianapolis: County History Indexing Project, Indiana Historical Society, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/vigo-county-indiana-index-of-names-of-persons-and-of-firms/oclc/8660439&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Dorrel, Ruth. ''Vigo County, Indiana Index of Names of Persons and of Firms''. Indianapolis: County History Indexing Project, Indiana Historical Society, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/vigo-county-indiana-index-of-names-of-persons-and-of-firms/oclc/8660439&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Farwell, Bonnie. ''Genealogical and Historical Sketches of Vigo County, Indiana''. Terre Haute, IN: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1929. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/genealogical-and-historical-sketches-of-vigo-county-indiana-with-a-list-of-monuments-in-old-burying-grounds-and-court-records-up-to-1820/oclc/18583960&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Farwell, Bonnie. ''Genealogical and Historical Sketches of Vigo County, Indiana''. Terre Haute, IN: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1929. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/genealogical-and-historical-sketches-of-vigo-county-indiana-with-a-list-of-monuments-in-old-burying-grounds-and-court-records-up-to-1820/oclc/18583960&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/manuscripts/index.php Inventories to Collections: Manuscript Collections] (Vigo County Public Library)
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/manuscripts/index.php Inventories to Collections: Manuscript Collections] (Vigo County Public Library)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/GrindleDiary.htm Noah S. Grindle Diary, 1875] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/GrindleDiary.htm Noah S. Grindle Diary, 1875] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.starbacks.ca/~prairiecreek/bios/index.html Vigo County, Indiana Biographies Project]  
 
*[http://www.starbacks.ca/~prairiecreek/bios/index.html Vigo County, Indiana Biographies Project]  
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==== Local Histories<br>  ====
 
==== Local Histories<br>  ====
  
*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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*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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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php Inventories to Collections: Wars &amp; Military Records] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n222/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Vigo County, Indiana]&nbsp;(Internet Archive)  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n222/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Vigo County, Indiana]&nbsp;(Internet Archive)  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/mitchellpension.htm Pension Application &amp; Affidavits of Joseph Mitchell] (GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/mitchellpension.htm Pension Application &amp; Affidavits of Joseph Mitchell] (GenWeb)
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*African American Veterans in Vigo County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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*Revolutionary War, 1775-1783&nbsp;  
 
*Revolutionary War, 1775-1783&nbsp;  
*Revolutionary War Soldiers of Vigo County ([http://tinyurl.com/6hwn2zs Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices]<br>
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*Revolutionary War Soldiers of Vigo County ([http://tinyurl.com/6hwn2zs Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices])<br>
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Mexican%20War Inventories to Collections: Mexican War]&nbsp;(Vigo County Public Library)
  
 
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===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, D, and Reorganized Companies C, D, and K  
 
*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, D, and Reorganized Companies C, D, and K  
 
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K  
 
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K  
*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies E, F, G, I, and K: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/in/vigo/military/civilwar/rosters/u115threg126gmt.txt Enlisted Men, Company K, 115th Regiment] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Companies E, F, G, I, and K:  
 
*[[14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|14th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|14th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F  
 
*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company I  
 
*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company I  
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*[[85th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|85th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, E, F, and G  
 
*[[85th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|85th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies C, E, F, and G  
 
*[[115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|115th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company K  
 
*[[115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|115th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company K  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/in/vigo/military/civilwar/rosters/u115threg126gmt.txt Enlisted Men, Company K, 115th Regiment] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
 
*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
 
*[[129th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|129th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
 
*[[129th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|129th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
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*Bradsby, Henry C., ''History of Vigo County, Indiana with Biographical Selections'', Chapter 30: "War." Chicago: S.B. Nelson &amp; Co., 1891. Reprint edition, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1969,&nbsp;pp. 547-560. [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 H2 | [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofvigocou00brad Internet Archive] (digital copy)  
 
*Bradsby, Henry C., ''History of Vigo County, Indiana with Biographical Selections'', Chapter 30: "War." Chicago: S.B. Nelson &amp; Co., 1891. Reprint edition, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1969,&nbsp;pp. 547-560. [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 H2 | [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofvigocou00brad Internet Archive] (digital copy)  
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Civil%20War Inventories to Collections: Civil War]&nbsp;(Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://visions.indstate.edu/visions/partners/civilwar/civilwar.html Vigo County, Indiana Civil War Sesquicentennial Project] (Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices)  
 
*[http://visions.indstate.edu/visions/partners/civilwar/civilwar.html Vigo County, Indiana Civil War Sesquicentennial Project] (Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices)  
 
*[http://www.spsmw.org/woods-up/history/the-civil-war/a-tribute-to-vigo-county-indiana-soldiers.aspx A Tribute to Vigo County, Indiana Soldiers]<br>
 
*[http://www.spsmw.org/woods-up/history/the-civil-war/a-tribute-to-vigo-county-indiana-soldiers.aspx A Tribute to Vigo County, Indiana Soldiers]<br>
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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)
  
 
===== '''''World War I'''''  =====
 
===== '''''World War I'''''  =====
  
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*[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)
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===== '''''World War II'''''  =====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#World%20War%20II Inventory to Collections: World War II] (Vigo County Public Library)
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===== '''''Korean War'''''  =====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Korean%20War Inventories to Collections: Korean War] (Vigo County Public Library)
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===== '''''Vietnam War'''''  =====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Vietnam%20War Inventories to Collections: Vietnam War] (Vigo County Public Library)
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
  
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/assns/index.php Inventories to Collections: Associations, Clubs &amp; Organizations] (Vigo County Public Library)
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/business/index.php Inventories to Collections: Businesses] (Vigo County Public Library)
 
*[http://roseorphanshome.homestead.com/ Rose Orphans' Home 1884-1949]
 
*[http://roseorphanshome.homestead.com/ Rose Orphans' Home 1884-1949]
  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/vigowills.htm Vigo County Wills] (GenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/vigowills.htm Vigo County Wills] (GenWeb)
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==== 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])
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*Teachers of Garfield High School, Terre Haute (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Vigo County Public Library] (searchable online marriage data and obituaries)<br>  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Vigo County Public Library] (searchable online marriage data and obituaries)<br>  
 
*[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
 
*[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Vigo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Vigo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/vigo/vigo.html Vigo County] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/vigo/vigo.html Vigo County] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vigo/ Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
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Contents

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).