Vigo County is named for Francis Vigo, who gave assistance to George Roger Clark in financing the Clark Expedition and the Revolutionary War efforts.
Created: January 21, 1818
Terre Haute 1818 – present
County Courthouse – Terre Haute
Location: 33 South 3rd Street / Ohio Street
Built: 1884 – 1888
Style: Second Empire style
Architect: Samuel Hannaford and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio
Contractor: Terre Haute Stone Works Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has a one story portico supported by four columns and having a balcony on the second story. Behind is a large window flanked by columns rising to a rounded pediment. On the roof is a large dormer. The north and south wings extend slightly from the main building. On the center of the roof is a high octagonal dome with clock and small cupola at the top. The building was renovated in 2008. The architect was TGS Architects Inc. of Indianapolis and the contractor was Ameresco Inc. The construction manager was Construction Technology Associates Inc. of Terre Haute.
E – Clay County
S – Sullivan County
Photos taken 2008