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Mentor, Indiana
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Coordinates: 38°18′59″N 86°43′08″W / 38.31639°N 86.71889°W / 38.31639; -86.71889Coordinates: 38°18′59″N 86°43′08″W / 38.31639°N 86.71889°W / 38.31639; -86.71889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jefferson
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47513
Area code(s) 812, 930
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.

History

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.

Geography

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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