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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jefferson
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47513
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-48420
GNIS feature ID 451211

Mentor is an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


Mentor was founded in 1881 by Francis M. Sanders. Sanders, an admirer of President James A. Garfield, named the settlement for Garfield's hometown of Mentor, Ohio.

An old variant name of the community was called Altoga. A post office ran with this name from 1883 to 1908.


Mentor is located at 38°18′59″N 86°43′08″W / 38.31639°N 86.71889°W / 38.31639; -86.71889.

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