Organized in 1818
Named for Fracis Vego
Sitting at the junction of the National Road and the Wabash River, Vigo County has played a vital role in the transportation of goods to and from Indiana markets. Terre Haute means "high ground" and reflects early French influence in the area. Paul Dresser, who wrote and composed the song "On the Banks of the Wabash Far Away," and brother Theodore Dreiser, author of the novel "Sister Carrie," were famed Indiana writers, activists, and scholars.