About Vigo County
Vigo is pronounced Vee-go because of it's French origins however many locals pronounce it with a strong I instead. Vigo County was organized in 1818 and named for Francis Vigo. Francis Vigo was an Italian American who aided American forces during the Revolutionary War. Francis also helped found Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana. Francis Vigo lived 1747-1836.
This monument pays tribute to his importance in our community and resides at Vincennes University.
Vigo County's courthouse resides in Terre Haute, which is also the county's largest city. The courthouse was dedicated on June 7th, 1888. It took over $400,000 and four years to complete but the results speak for themselves. The architect was Samuel Hannaford, and the builder was Terre Haute Stone Co.. The courthouse is located on the Northeast corner of US Hwy 41 and Ohio.