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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'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
[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
 
 
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)
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=== Historical Facts ===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigo_County_Courthouse Vigo County Courthouse]&nbsp;(Wikipedia)
 
 
 
== History ==
 
  
 
Vigo County, Indiana was organized on the basis of a 21 Jan 1818 legislative act. That act took effect on 1 Feb 1818.  
 
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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818--'''Vigo County was created 21 January 1818&nbsp;from [[Sullivan County, Indiana|Sullivan]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Terre&nbsp;Haute <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818--'''Vigo County was created 21 January 1818 from[[Sullivan County, Indiana|Sullivan]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Terre Haute <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== 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]
  
===== '''''Incorporated'''''  =====
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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]
  
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===== Unincorporated=====
  
 
*Allendale  
 
*Allendale  
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*[[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]
 
*[[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]
  
== Resources ==
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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<br>  ====
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==== Cemeteries====
  
===== '''''General'''''  =====
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===== General=====
  
 
*[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 ====
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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 ====
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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)  
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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 ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories<br>  ====
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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)
  
==== Military  ====
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====Migration====
  
===== '''''General'''''<br>  =====
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==== Military Records ====
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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)  
 
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php Inventories to Collections: Wars &amp; Military Records] (Vigo County Public Library)  
 
*[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)  
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n222/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Vigo County, Indiana](Internet Archive)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/mitchellpension.htm Pension Application &amp; Affidavits of Joseph Mitchell] (GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/mitchellpension.htm Pension Application &amp; Affidavits of Joseph Mitchell] (GenWeb)  
 
*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;  
 
*Revolutionary War, 1775-1783&nbsp;  
 
*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]&nbsp;(Vigo County Public Library)
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*[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&nbsp;Vigo County.  
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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.  
  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company C  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company C  
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|1st Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies I, and M&nbsp;
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|1st Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies I, and M  
 
*[[3rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|3rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[3rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|3rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, and M  
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies B, and M  
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Civil War Resources:  
 
Civil War Resources:  
  
*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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*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,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)  
*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Civil%20War Inventories to Collections: Civil War]&nbsp;(Vigo County Public Library)  
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/archives/inventories/wars/index.php#Civil%20War Inventories to Collections: Civil War](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>
  
===== '''''Spanish-American War''''' =====
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===== Spanish-American War  =====
  
 
*[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 ====
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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.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)
  
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====Obituaries====
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====Occupations====
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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)
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===Repositories===
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====Archives====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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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)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigo_County_Courthouse Vigo County Courthouse](Wikipedia)
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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====Libraries====
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Terre_Haute_Indiana_Family_History_Center Terre Haute, Indiana Family History Center]
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*[http://terrehaute.com/2011/01/31/vigo-county-historical-museum/ Vigo County Historical Museum]
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*[http://visions.indstate.edu/visions/partners/vchs.html Vigo County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/subjects/genealogy Vigo County Public Library] (searchable online marriage data and obituaries)<br>
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*[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
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==== Societies====
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
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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)  
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*'''[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>
*'''[1818-1850]''' 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]  
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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}}  
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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>
*'''[1880-1920]''' Works Progress Administration.''Index to supplemental record, marriage transcript, Vigo County, 1880-1920.'' Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380339|film}}
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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>
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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>
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*''&nbsp;'''''[1882-1920]'''''Works Progress Administration. ''Index to death records, Vigo County, 1882-1920.''Indianapolis: Indiana State Library, 1983. {{FHL|1380337|film}}''  
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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]&nbsp; '''[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>  
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*'''[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
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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====Voting Registration====
 
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Terre_Haute_Indiana_Family_History_Center Terre Haute, Indiana Family History Center]
 
*[http://terrehaute.com/2011/01/31/vigo-county-historical-museum/ Vigo County Historical Museum]
 
*[http://visions.indstate.edu/visions/partners/vchs.html Vigo County Historical Society]
 
*[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
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Vigo County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[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.  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/vigo/ Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/vigo/ Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/ Vigo County, Indiana GenWeb] (IN GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/ Vigo County, Indiana GenWeb] (IN GenWeb)  
*[http://www.countyhistory.com/vigo/start.html Vigo County, Indiana History and Pioneer Genealogy]&nbsp;(Indiana County History Preservation Society)  
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*[http://www.countyhistory.com/vigo/start.html Vigo County, Indiana History and Pioneer Genealogy](Indiana County History Preservation Society)  
 
*[http://visions.indstate.edu/ Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices: A Digital Memory Project]
 
*[http://visions.indstate.edu/ Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices: A Digital Memory Project]
  

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Vigo County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
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



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.

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

Vigo County, Indiana Resources

General

African-Americans

Cemeteries

General
Specific Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court

Education

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

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.
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