Vigo County is home to the Queen City of the Wabash - Terre Haute. Terre Haute is French, meaning “highland” because of the unique location above the Wabash. This highland was known as the demarcation line between English-owned Canada to the north and French-owned Louisiana to the south. Terre Haute is the home of Indiana State University with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology just east of the city. The National Road Heritage Trail connects the two campuses - link below. Vigo County is named after Giuseppe Maria Francesco Vigo who assisted in the Revolutionary War effort as an informant to General George Rogers Clark and helped establish Jefferson Academy in Vincennes, later renamed to Vincennes University.
Below is a list of trails and routes in Vigo County.