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Dubois, Indiana

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Dubois, Indiana
Location of Dubois in Dubois County, Indiana.
Location of Dubois in Dubois County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 38°26′43″N 86°48′16″W / 38.44528°N 86.80444°W / 38.44528; -86.80444
CountryUnited States
TownshipsHarbison, Marion, Columbia
 • Total1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)
 • Land1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation505 ft (154 m)
 • Total488
 • Density310/sq mi (119.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-18784[2]
GNIS feature ID433736

Dubois is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dubois County, Indiana, United States.[3] Its population at the 2010 census was 488.[4]


Dubois was platted in 1885.[5] It took its name from Dubois County.[6] The Dubois post office was established in 1880.[7]

An old variant name of the community was called Knoxville.[8]

Dennis H. Heeke (1927-2009), Indiana state representative and farmer, was born in Dubois.[9]


Dubois is located in northeastern Dubois County at 38°26′43″N 86°48′16″W / 38.44528°N 86.80444°W / 38.44528; -86.80444. The center of the community is split between Marion and Harbison townships, and the CDP area extends eastward into Columbia Township as well. Jasper, the Dubois County seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest. Indiana State Road 545 passes through Dubois, leading north to State Road 56 and southeast towards Patoka Lake.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dubois CDP has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2), of which 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 1.55%, is water. The Patoka River, a tributary of the Wabash River, forms the northwestern edge of the community.


The town has a public library, a branch of the Jasper-Dubois County Public Library.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[11]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Dubois, Dubois County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dubois CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 26, 2015.[dead link]
  5. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. pp. 349.
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Dubois, for the county in which it located...
  7. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "USGS detail on Dubois - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  9. ^ Dennis Heeke-obituary
  10. ^ "Dubois branch library". Jasper-Dubois County Public Library. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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