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Terre Haute

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Terre Haute 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 numerous higher education institutions such as Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Indiana State University located 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 is a quarter-finalist in the America's Best Communities contest, which is a contest operated by Frontier Telephone and Dish Network.GeographyTerre Haute is located alongside the eastern bank of the Wabash River in western Indiana. The city lies about 75mi west of Indianapolis.According to the 2010 census, Terre Haute has a total area of 35.272sqmi, of which 34.54sqmi (or 97.92%) is land and 0.732sqmi (or 2.08%) is water. That well produced oil into the 1920s.The Wabash River dominates the physical geography of the city, forming its western border. Small bluffs on the east side of city mark the edge of the historic flood plain. Lost Creek and Honey Creek drain the northern and southern sections of the city, respectively. In the late 19th century (particularly during the Terre Haute Oil Craze of 1889), several oil and mineral wells were productive in and near the center of the city. Pioneer Oil of Lawrenceville, IL, began drilling for oil at 10th and Chestnut streets on the Indiana State University campus in late December 2013, the first oil well drilled in downtown Terre Haute since 1903. That well produced oil into the 1920s.
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