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Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute, Indiana
City
City of Terre Haute
Downtown Terre Haute, looking southwest
Downtown Terre Haute, looking southwest
Official seal of Terre Haute, Indiana
Seal
Nickname(s): Crossroads of America, Capital of the Wabash Valley
Motto: "A Level Above"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°28′11″N 87°23′23″W / 39.46972°N 87.38972°W / 39.46972; -87.38972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Government
 • Mayor Duke Bennett (R)
Area
 • Total 35.27 sq mi (91.35 km2)
 • Land 34.54 sq mi (89.46 km2)
 • Water 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 60,785
 • Estimate (2012) 61,112
 • Density 1,759.8/sq mi (679.5/km2)
Demonym(s) Hautean
/ˈhʃn/
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 812 & 930
FIPS code 18-75428
GNIS feature ID 444648
Interstate Highways I-70
U.S. Highways
Major State Roads
Waterways Wabash River
Airports Terre Haute Regional Airport
Public transit Terre Haute Transit
Website http://www.terrehaute.in.gov/

Terre Haute (/ˌtɛrə ˈht/ TERR HOHT) is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 60,785 and its metropolitan area had a population of 170,943. The city is the self-proclaimed capital of the Wabash Valley. With several higher education institutions including Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indiana State University, Saint Mary of-the Woods College, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technologylocated in Terre Haute, the city has embraced its college town persona. Terre Haute was named the "Community of the Year" in 2010 by the Indiana Chamber and was a quarter-finalist in the America's Best Communities contest operated by Frontier Telephone and Dish Network. Terre Haute was the home of Socialist Party of America leader and five-time presidential nominee Eugene V. Debs. His former home is now a museum located on the campus of Indiana State University.


Climate data for Terre Haute, IN (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
76
(24)
86
(30)
89
(32)
99
(37)
108
(42)
109
(43)
102
(39)
104
(40)
94
(34)
82
(28)
74
(23)
109
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 38.1
(3.4)
42.4
(5.8)
54.5
(12.5)
65.9
(18.8)
75.8
(24.3)
84.7
(29.3)
87.9
(31.1)
86.8
(30.4)
80.8
(27.1)
68.7
(20.4)
54.9
(12.7)
41.5
(5.3)
65.2
(18.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 28.7
(−1.8)
32.3
(0.2)
43.5
(6.4)
54.4
(12.4)
64.0
(17.8)
73.3
(22.9)
76.6
(24.8)
75.0
(23.9)
67.7
(19.8)
55.6
(13.1)
44.1
(6.7)
32.2
(0.1)
53.9
(12.2)
Average low °F (°C) 19.3
(−7.1)
22.3
(−5.4)
32.4
(0.2)
42.9
(6.1)
52.3
(11.3)
61.8
(16.6)
65.4
(18.6)
63.3
(17.4)
54.7
(12.6)
42.6
(5.9)
33.3
(0.7)
22.9
(−5.1)
42.8
(6)
Record low °F (°C) −24
(−31)
−20
(−29)
−8
(−22)
17
(−8)
29
(−2)
36
(2)
41
(5)
42
(6)
27
(−3)
19
(−7)
1
(−17)
−22
(−30)
−24
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.56
(65)
2.55
(64.8)
3.39
(86.1)
4.57
(116.1)
5.16
(131.1)
4.47
(113.5)
4.61
(117.1)
3.26
(82.8)
3.25
(82.6)
3.52
(89.4)
3.66
(93)
3.07
(78)
44.06
(1,119.1)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.2
(10.7)
3.5
(8.9)
0.9
(2.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
3.2
(8.1)
12.2
(31)
Average precipitation days 9.1 8.7 10.6 12.2 11.2 9.7 9.5 8.2 7.9 9.0 10.4 9.3 115.8
Average snowy days 3.3 1.6 0.9 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.8 8.0
Source #1: NOAA
Source #2: Microsoft Weather

Specific
General
  • I-70.svg Interstate 70 to St. Louis (west) and Indianapolis (east). Terre Haute is served by multiple exits. Exit 11 connects with State Road 46, and Exit 7 connects with U.S. 41 on the southwest side of the city. Exit 3 serves West Terre Haute, Indiana via Darwin Road, which provides easy access to downtown Terre Haute via US 150. Exit 1 onto National Drive is marked for both Terre Haute and West Terre Haute, but is only accessible via the eastbound lanes of I-70.
  • US 40.svg US 40 to Effingham (west) and Indianapolis (east).Travels with Interstate 70. US 40 ran through Terre Haute on Wabash Ave., but in January 2011 INDOT gave the road to the city and paid the city to take care of Wabash Ave.
  • US 41.svg US 41 to Rockville (north) and Evansville (south). It is the main north-south thoroughfare on Terre Haute's west side. From Maple St. south to I-70, it is marked as 3rd St.; along this stretch is US-41's interchange with I-70.
  • US 150.svg US 150 enters Terre Haute from neighboring West Terre Haute, Indiana. At 3rd St., US-150 turns south, following the path of US-41.
  • SR 46 begins at its intersection with US 40 just west of Rose-Hulman. From here, the highway runs south with US 40 to an interchange with I-70. The road then heads through Riley on its way to Bloomington.
  • SR 63 enters Terre Haute on the city's north side crossing the Wabash River. SR 63 ends at the interchange with US 41 on the north side of town.
  • SR 641, also known as the Terre Haute Bypass, is a project currently underway by INDOT. The bypass will be a limited access highway running from the interchange of IN-46 & I-70 to US-41 near the industrial park on the city's southside.
  • The Terre Haute Transit Utility provides bus service via seven day and three evening routes throughout the city. The system's ridership in 2012 was 376,763.
  • Greyhound Lines provides interstate bus service (St. Louis—Indianapolis).
  • Miller Trailways Hoosier Ride provides daily round trip express and local bus service to Indianapolis.
  • Deming Park - located on the East side of Terre Haute at Fruitridge and Ohio Boulevard. It is the largest park consisting of 177 acres (72 ha). It is home to the Oakley Playground, Clark-Lansdbaum Holly Arboretum, an 18-hole disc golf course, a public pool, the Spirit of Terre Haute Minitature Train, and a variety of sport facilities including basketball and tennis courts.
  • Dobbs Park - located on the East Side of Terre Haute, Dobbs Park is a unique City Park which includes a Nature Center and a Native American Museum with an heirloom garden, a 3-acre (1.2 ha) pond, a restored prairie, a butterfly garden, and 3 miles (4.8 km) of trails which will take you past restored wetlands, through pine woods, old growth and second growth forest as well as a 25-acre (10 ha) State Nature Preserve.
  • National Road Heritage Trail – a multi-use paved trail extending approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from the Twigg Rest Area, to the Indiana State University campus downtown. It is used for running, walking, biking, and rollerblading.
  • The Landing at Fort Harrison
  • Hulman Links
  • Idle Creek Golf Course
  • Rea Park Golf Course
  • The Country Club of Terre Haute
  • Mark's Par Three
  • Blues at the Crossroads
  • Vigo County Fair
  • Banks of the Wabash Festival
  • First Friday Downtown
  • Christmas in the Park
  • Fowler Park Pancake Breakfast
  • Downtown Block Party
  • National Night Out
  • Downtown's Miracle on 7th Street
  • Fowler Park Pioneer Days
  • Downtown Farmer's Market
  • Strawberry Fest
  • WTWO - NBC affiliate - Channel 2.1
  • WAWV - ABC affiliate - Channel 38.1
  • WTHI - CBS affiliate - Channel 10.1
  • WTHI - Fox affiliate - Channel 10.2
  • WUDZ-LD - Buzzr affiliate - Channel 28.1
  • WISU - 89.7 FM - NPR (Rebroadcasts WFYI)
  • WZIS - 90.7 FM - Variety
  • WHOJ - 91.9 FM - Religious (Catholic)
  • WFNB - 92.7 FM - Easy Listening
  • WPFR-FM - 93.7 FM - Religious
  • W236AE - 95.1 FM - Classical (Rebroadcasts 103.7 WFIU)
  • WDKE - 95.9 FM - Classic Country
  • WXXR - 97.3 FM - Modern Rock/Alternative
  • WBOW - 98.5 FM - Adult Contemporary
  • WTHI - 99.9 FM - Country
  • WMGI - 100.7 FM - Top40/Pop
  • WDWQ - 102.7 FM - Country
  • WWVR - 105.5 FM - Classic Rock
  • WFNF - 1130 AM / 99.5 FM - ESPN
  • WIBQ - 1230 AM - News Talk
  • WPFR - 1480 AM - Religious
  • McCormick, Mike (November 2005). Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash. Arcadia. ISBN . 
  • Nolan, John Matthew "2,543 Days: A History of the Hotel at the Grand Rapids Dam on the Wabash River" Discusses Charles T. Hinde, one of the silent investors of the Hotel del Coronado and how the Hotel del Coronado influenced the Grand Rapids Hotel in Wabash County, Illinois.
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