Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute is a city in the US state of Indiana. The 2020 census had a population of 58,389 in the town on the banks of the Wabash River. It is the administrative seat of Vigo County and home of Indiana State University. The mayor is Republican Duke A. Bennett. Outside of town is the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex.



Swope Art Museum, 25 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel: +1-812-238-1676 . Art museum. Open: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. Price: Admission is free, some special exhibitions with admission.

Terre Haute Children's Museum, 727 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel: +1-812-235-5548, Email: info@terrehautechildrensmuseum.com facebooktwitter. Science museum especially for children. Open: Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Price: Admission per adult and child US$ 8

Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 1532 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Tel: +1-812-234-7881, email: info@candleholocaustmuseum.org facebooktwitter. History Museum about the Holocaust. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Price: Admission US$5 per person.

Indiana Theater, 683 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel: +1-812-232-8076, Fax: +1-812-238-0333, Email: Info@IndianaTheater.com.


Eugene Debs Birthplace
The Eugene V. Debs House is located on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is the birthplace of American labor leader Eugene Debs and was designated as a National Historic Landmark on November 13, 1965. Eugene Debs and his wife Kate Debs built the two-story frame house after their fifth wedding anniversary in 1890. In the process, Debs' home was criticized for not reflecting working-class life. Debs' wife inherited from her wealthy aunt, and furnished her home with sumptuous furnishings. During Debs' lifetime, visitors to his home included James Whitcombe Relay and Carl Sandburg. When Debs died in 1926, a funeral sermon was given in front of the house, and about 5,000 people attended. Furnishings in the house include a fireplace made of blue tiles imported from Italy, mahogany furniture in the kitchen and drawing room, and a full set of Haviland porcelain. Currently, the house is used as a museum. Debs' personal collection is housed at the Indiana State University Library, just across the street. One of the rooms has a mural depicting Debs' life.


The Sisters of Providence is a Catholic religious Congregation that was founded in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, United States in October 1840 by Sister Theodora Guérin (known to the congregation as Saint Mother Theodora). Guérin and her companions left the Sisters of Providence in Ruillé-sur-Loir, France, at the invitation of the Bishop of Vincennes, Indiana, to found the Sisters of Providence in the United States. In 1843, the Indiana congregation became independent of the order at Ruillé, and the Rules of the Congregation were approved by the Holy See in 1887. Since 1840, more than 5,200 women have entered the Sisters of Providence.2 By As of 2010, there are nearly 400 sisters in the order, about 300 of whom live and work in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The others work in 19 states and Asia.



1 Candlewood Suites, 721 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel.: +1-812-234-3400.
2 Days Inn & Suites, 101 East Margaret Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Tel.: +1-812-232-8006.
3 Hilton Garden Inn, 750 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel.: +1-812-234-8900, Fax: +1-812-234-8903.
4 Quality Inn, 555 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel.: +1-812-235-3333, Fax: +1-812-232-9563.
5 Red Carpet Inn, 2150 North 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Tel.: +1-812-235-0200, Fax: +1-812-235-0233.
6 Red Roof Inn & Suites, 3053 US-Highway 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Tel.: +1-812-238-1461, Fax: +1-812-233-0611.
7 Rodeway Inn, 400 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel.: +1-812-232-0383, Fax: +1-812-645-1205.
8 Super 8, 3089 South 1st Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Tel.: +1-812-645-1796.
9 Travelodge, 530 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Tel.: +1-812-232-7075.



The name Terre Haute is of French origin and means high land. It was awarded by French explorers who visited the plateau in the 18th century. In 1811, during the Tecumseh War, Fort Harrison was built, marking the beginning of permanent settlement. The city itself was founded in 1816. In the years that followed it was a center for agriculture and pig breeding. She had a port on the Wabash.

On September 14, 1944, near Terre Haute, a serious rail accident occurred: the crossing between a northbound train and the southbound long-distance Dixie Flyer train was on a single-track route from the scheduled Dewey six miles north to the Atherton crossing station been postponed. The locomotive drivers had received appropriate instructions and the route was equipped with light signals, which also worked properly. However, the driver of the Dixie Flyer did not stop in Atherton and drove through the planned crossing station. On the subsequently single-track line, the two trains collided head-on. 29 people died and another 42 were injured.

A federal agency building constructed in the 1930s in Art Deco style has housed offices, lecture halls and seminar rooms of Indiana State University since the 2010s. Inside the building, in a former courtroom, is an elaborate mural depicting the signing of the Magna Carta by Johann Ohneland in 1215.


Sons and daughters of the town

Eugene V. Debs (1855–1926), socialist and presidential candidate
Janet Scudder (1869–1940), sculptor
Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945), writer
Max Ehrmann (1872–1945), writer and lawyer
Valeska Suratt (1882–1962), actress
Ray Arcel (1899–1994), boxing trainer
Chubby Johnson (1903–1974), actor
Claude Thornhill (1909–1965), bandleader, arranger and pianist
Scatman Crothers (1910–1986), singer, composer and actor
William Wesley Peters (1912–1991), architect and engineer
Philip José Farmer (1918–2009), science fiction writer
Jess Hahn (1921–1998), actor
Birch Bayh (1928–2019), politician; US Senator from Indiana (1963–1981)
Hubert Dreyfus (1929–2017), philosopher and professor of philosophy
Greg Bell (born 1930), long jumper and Olympic gold medalist
N. Warner Lee (born 1937), lawyer and politician
Edward Tryon (1940–2019), physicist
John Nunn (born 1942), rower
Lynne Topping (1949–2011), actress
Mick Mars (born 1951), hard rock guitarist
Kathryn Montgomery-Meissner (born 1952), soprano, chamber singer
Edward Wilkerson (born 1953), jazz musician and music educator
Brian D Kerns (born 1957), politician
Jose Pablo Cantillo (born 1979), actor
Danny Lauby (born 1992), darts player