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Dubois County, Indiana

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Dubois County was formed on December 20, 1818, from Orange, Pike and Perry counties. It is named for Toussaint Dubois, a Frenchman who fought in the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812. Dubois was a merchant who lived mainly in Vincennes.

In 1818, as many as half of the residents of the county died of milk sickness. It was caused by settlers drinking the milk or eating the meat of cows that had eaten the white snakeroot. The plant contains the potent toxin temetrol, which is passed through the milk. The migrants from the East were unfamiliar with the Midwestern plant and its effects.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Bainbridge
  • Birdseye
  • Boone
  • Cass
  • Columbia
  • Ferdinand
  • Hall
  • Harbison
  • Holland
  • Huntingburg
  • Jackson
  • Jasper (County Seat)
  • Jefferson
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Patoka

Other Communities: Bretzville, Celestine, Crystal, Cuzco, Dubois, Duff, Ellsworth, Haysville, Hillham, Ireland, Johnsburg, Kellerville, Kyana, Maltersville, Mentor, Millersport, Portersville, Saint Anthony, Saint Henry, Saint Marks, Schnellville, Thales and Zoar



Genealogy Trails

IN Gen Web

Hoosier National Forest (part)

National Register of Historic Places


Dubois County Museum