Vigo County

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Vigo County is named for Francis Vigo, who gave assistance to George Roger Clark in financing the Clark Expedition and the Revolutionary War efforts.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Vermillion County and Parke County

E – Clay County

S – Sullivan County

W – Clark County, Illinois and Edgar County, Illinois 


Created:  January 21, 1818                                                        Map of Indiana highlighting Vigo County

County Seat: 

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 in the center of Terre Haute. 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.





County Courthouse - Terre Haute













Photos taken 2008