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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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*[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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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/invigo/census1.html Vigo County Census] (GenWeb)
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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  ====
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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)
 
*[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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*[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://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.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
 
*[http://www.inwvgs.org/ Wabash Valley Genealogical Society], Terre Haute
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Vigo/ Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/vigo/ Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/vigo/ Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
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County Courthouse

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 [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

Resources

General

African-Americans

Cemeteries

General
Specific Cemeteries

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 | Family History Archives (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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).