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Dubois County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 41,889. Dubois County was
created on February 1, 1818. The county
seat is Jasper. The county is named
for Toussaint Dubois, hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of
Dubois County is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Captain Toussaint DuBois who served as head of the guards and spies in the Tippecanoe Campaign under General William Henry Harrison.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Dubois County was organized by Legislative act December 18, 1817, which became effective February 1, 1818. It
is named for Toussaint Dubois, a Frenchman who fought in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of
1812. DuBois was a merchant who lived mainly in Vincennes. He drowned in 1816 while crossing the Little Wabash River
near Lawrenceville, Illinois.
Dubois County switched to the Central Time Zone on April 2, 2006, and returned to the Eastern Time Zone on November 4, 2007; both changes were controversial.
The original county seat was Portersville. In 1830 the county seat was moved south to Jasper.
Dubois County is divided into 12 Civil Townships as follows: Bainbridge, Boone, Cass, Columbia, Ferdinand, Hall, Harbison, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marion and Patoka.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 435 square miles (1,127 km2), of which 430 square miles (1,114 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) (1.18%) is water.
Dubois county is located in south Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Public education in Dubois County is administered through four school corporations:
Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools
Southeast Dubois School Corporation
Southwest Dubois School Corporation
Northeast Dubois County School Corporation
Jasper High School (Greater Jasper Schools, Jasper)
Forest Park High School (Southeast Dubois Schools, Ferdinand)
Southridge High School (Southwest Dubois Schools, Huntingburg)
Northeast Dubois High School (Northeast Dubois Schools, Dubois)