Vigo County Cemeteries

  • 10 Feb 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Vigo County Cemeteries

By Jo and Sam Ligget

Monday, February 10, 2020

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will present a program on Vigo County Cemeteries during the February 2020 public program. 

In 1999, Indiana passed a set of cemetery laws and mandated the DNR’s Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology to maintain a cemetery and burial ground regisitry.  Jeannie Regan-Dinius, DNR Special Projects, Coordinator, began to recruit volunteers to survey the approximately 100,000 cemeteries in Indiana.

In 2001, Sam and Jo Ligget volunteered for Vigo County.  Since then they have surveyed over 125 cemeteries in the county.  This program will explain what the surveys involved and relate some interesting things that they found in cemeteries in Vigo County.

Sam is a Terre Haute native and Jo grew up in Warrick County.  Both are retired math teachers.  After teaching in the Indianapolis area for 3 years they spent the rest of their careers teaching in Vigo County.  They are members of several historical and/or genealogical societies, including the WVGS.   Sam serves as a board member for the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners and the Canal Society of Indiana.  They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, all of whom reside in Vigo County.

For more information, contact Pat Rogers at or e-mail or call 812-230-0631.


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


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