Dubois, Indiana facts for kids
|Townships||Harbison, Marion, Columbia|
|• Total||1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)|
|• Land||1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||505 ft (154 m)|
|• Density||310/sq mi (119.8/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||433736|
Dubois was platted in 1885. It took its name from Dubois County. The Dubois post office was established in 1880.
An old variant name of the community was called Knoxville.
Dubois is located in northeastern Dubois County at 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.. The center of the community is split between Marion and Harbison townships, and the CDP area extends eastward into Columbia Township as well.
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.
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