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Haubstadt, Indiana
Town of Haubstadt
Haubstadt's town hall
Haubstadt's town hall
"Preserving Our Past, Planning Our Future"
Location of Haubstadt in Gibson County, Indiana.
Location of Haubstadt in Gibson County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Johnson
Named for Henry Haub
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.87 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
472 ft (144 m)
 • Total 1,638
 • Density 2,297.34/sq mi (886.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-32512
GNIS feature ID 0435880
U.S. Highways US 41.svg
Major State Roads Indiana 68.svg

Haubstadt is the second largest town, after Fort Branch, and fourth largest community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,577 at the 2010 census. Haubstadt has recently become a bedroom community of Evansville and such, is part of the Evansville, Indiana, Metropolitan Area.


Haubstadt is located at 38°12′16″N 87°34′33″W / 38.20444°N 87.57583°W / 38.20444; -87.57583 (38.204363, -87.575882).

According to the 2010 census, Haubstadt has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), of which 0.7 square miles (1.81 km2) (or 98.59%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.41%) is water.

Haubstadt has several schools, including Haubstadt Community School (or HCS), Saints Peter and Paul (or Sts. P&P), and Saint James.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 278
1930 674
1940 762 13.1%
1950 894 17.3%
1960 1,029 15.1%
1970 1,171 13.8%
1980 1,389 18.6%
1990 1,455 4.8%
2000 1,529 5.1%
2010 1,577 3.1%
2020 1,638 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
Town of Haubstadt, Indiana, 1924

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,577 people, 667 households, and 431 families living in the town. The population density was 2,252.9 inhabitants per square mile (869.8/km2). There were 701 housing units at an average density of 1,001.4 per square mile (386.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 667 households, of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 41.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.


Haubstadt was originally called Haub's Station, and under the latter name was laid out in 1855. Named after an early settler, Henry Haub, the town was incorporated in 1913.

Haub built the community's first home, combining a stagecoach shop, general store, and trading post to accommodate travelers on the Noon Day Stage Coach route running to Vincennes. A dance hall was later also built above Mr. Haub's tavern and store, and the complex would later become known as The Log Inn, the area's famous restaurant. The Log Inn is officially recognized as the oldest restaurant in Indiana.

The Haubstadt State Bank (now Town Hall) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Haubstadt Train Wreck of 1990

On June 14, 1990, a train, operated by Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX Transportation, was coming into Haubstadt from the south and around 7:00pm suddenly there was a large crash followed by a lightning-like flash from an electric pole accompanied by a thunderclap and a town-wide power failure. It did not take long for people to realize that a train had de-railed. In the derailment, at least five buildings, most of downtown and much of Haubstadt's history was destroyed in about ten seconds. When it was later learned the train was possibly carrying ammonia, Haubstadt was mostly evacuated, mainly by people with respiratory illnesses such as asthma. It was later found that the ammonia cars were empty and that the smell was residue that was released into the air. It was also discovered that the tracks had not been maintained properly and that a couple of loose ties coupled with the speed at which the trains move through Haubstadt and neighboring Fort Branch (between 55 - 65 mph) were to blame for the accident. There is fear among many in Haubstadt and nearby Fort Branch and Princeton that a worse train wreck may occur as the track's speed limit was increased to 70 mph from Princeton to Darmstadt in 2000.


Tri-State Speedway, a 1/4 mile dirt oval racing track, was opened in 1957, roughly 1 mile east of town, and is host to World of Outlaws and USAC National Sprint Car Championship racing.


  • South Gibson School Corporation
  • K-8: Haubstadt Community School
    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School
    Saint James Catholic School
  • 9-12: Gibson Southern High School

Former Schools

Haubstadt Johnson High School (merged into Gibson Southern High School in 1974)

Public library

Haubstadt has a public library, a branch of the Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library system.

See also

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