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Vigo County, Indiana Facts

Vigo County

When was Vigo County, IN Created?
Vigo County was established on March 21, 1818 from Sullivan County (becoming effective February 15, 1818). This county was named for Francis Vigo, Italian-born colonial spy during the American Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Vigo County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Terre Haute also, the county government website is www.vigocounty.in.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Vigo County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Vermillion County (north), Parke County (northeast), Clay County (east), Sullivan County (south), Clark County, Illinois (southwest), Edgar County, Illinois (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Vigo County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Terre Haute, West Terre Haute, Seelyville, Riley.

What Townships are in Vigo County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Fayette, Harrison, Honey Creek, Linton, Lost Creek, Nevins, Otter Creek, Pierson, Prairie Creek, Prairieton, Riley and Sugar Creek.


Vigo County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Vigo County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Vigo County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Vigo County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Vigo County Department of Health, 147 Oak St., Terre Haute, IN 47807 ; Phone: 812-462-3428 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.


Vigo County, IN Census Records

What Vigo County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Vigo Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vigo Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Vigo Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide


Vigo County, IN Courthouse and Government Records


Vigo County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Vigo County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Vigo County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Vigo County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 33 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute IN 47807
  • Vigo County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The County Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  The staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
    • Phone: 812-462-3211
    • Marriage Records: 1818
    • Probate Records: 1818
    • Court Records: ?
  • Vigo County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
    • Address: 199 Oak Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807
    • Phone: 812-462-3301
    • Land Records: 1816
  • Vigo County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • BLM Land Records

Vigo County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Vigo County, IN?
A list of Vigo County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Vigo County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Vigo County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Vigo County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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