Indiana's 12th-largest city, Terre Haute, the county seat of Vigo County, has a population of 60,852. The city's name means "high land" in French and refers to the raised plateau above the river on which Terre Haute was built.
Located on the banks of the Wabash River on Indiana's western border, Terre Haute has a rich and storied history as the capital city of The Wabash Valley.
A regional hub for commerce, healthcare, industry and education, Terre Haute was once known as The Crossroads of America for its location at the intersection of National Road and the north-south Dixie Bee Line
Vigo County is home to fiver higher education institutions: Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ivy Tech Community College and Harrison College