Vigo County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Vigo County, Indiana (Map It) was created on March 21, 1818 from Sullivan County. This county was named for Francis Vigo, Italian-born colonial spy during the American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Vigo County is bordered by  Vermillion County (north), Parke County (northeast), Clay County (east), Sullivan County (south), Clark County, Illinois (southwest), Edgar County, Illinois (northwest).

Vigo County Cities and Towns include  Terre Haute, West Terre Haute, Seelyville, Riley.

Vigo County Townships include  Fayette, Harrison, Honey Creek, Linton, Lost Creek, Nevins, Otter Creek, Pierson, Prairie Creek, Prairieton, Riley and Sugar Creek. See Map of Vigo County Townships.

Vigo County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Vigo County, Indiana Courthouse
Vigo County, IN Courthouse

The Vigo County Courthouse is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Vigo county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Vigo County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1818, Probate Records from 1818 and Court Records from ?. The 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.
  • Vigo County Recorder has Land Records from 1816. The 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.
  • 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.
  • Vigo County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Vigo County, Indiana Census Records

Vigo County, Indiana Vital Records

Vigo County, Indiana Resources

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