Terre Haute is located in Vigo County and is the county seat. Terre Haute is intersected by highways 40, 63 and Interstate 70, and is on the banks of the Wabash River.
In 1816, the Terre Haute Land Company bought land from the U.S. government where Terre Haute now stands, and employed William Hoggatt, a civil engineer, to lay out a site for the town. The name Terre Haute is French for "high land."
Indiana's ninth largest city, Terre Haute has a population of 61,125. January's average temperature is 27 degrees and July's is 77.3. The city is home to Indiana State University and several other colleges. Terre Haute is the birthplace of the Coca-Cola bottle. Places to visit include the Swope Art Museum, Candle Holocaust Museum and Children's Science and Technology Museum. Socialist leader Eugene V. Debs was born in Terre Haute as well as composer Paul Dresser, best known for composing the state song, "On the Banks of the Wabash."
Terre Haute is part of the Terre Haute, Indiana metro area.
Art Swope Art Museum |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Larry Bird's Home Court Restaurant | Stable's Steakhouse |
History Historical Museum of the Wabash Valley |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Holiday Inn at Terre Haute |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Linda Lindeman, Real Estate Agent |
Transportation Sky King Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Cross Veterinary Clinic |
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Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.
Abbey Road on the River Louisville KY May23-27 Attracting over 30,000 attendants to Louisville's Belvedere, Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States.
Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival Franklin IN May31-June1 A celebration of all the fiberarts! You'll find plenty of fabulous natural fibers from the vendors at Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival.
Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival Indianapolis IN June1 The popular one-day event is expected to draw over 10,000 people. Vintage will again feature samples of over 200 hundred award-winning Indiana wines as well as wine available for purchase. Food selections from some of Indiana's top chefs and restaurants will be available on site. Live music and cooking demonstrations will be offered throughout the day.