Dubois is an unincorporated area in Dubois County and was laid out in 1885, named after the county of the same name. The town was prosperous and became the educational and religious center for the surrounding territory. In 1907 Southern Railroad was constructed near the town, increasing its prosperity even more.
Dubois is still prosperous today with large companies in the area that are national or global leaders in their industry. The landscape is picture perfect with well-maintained homes and friendly people. An hours drive will bring you to the big city with all the amenities you need. It’s a great place to work, live, and raise a family. Our realtors can give you more information about the area and the homes that are currently on the real estate market. There’s a home that is just right for you, and we would like to help you find it.
Dubois is located along State Road 545 about ten miles northeast of the county seat of Jasper and fifteen miles southwest of French Lick. The town is within 60 miles of the larger cities of Owensboro, Kentucky and Louisville, Kentucky. Evansville is about 1 ½ hours away, and Indianapolis is about a 2 ½ hour drive north. If you like to live in a traditional small town but enjoying visiting a bustling city from time to time, Dubois is a great place to buy a home. Let us help you find a home in a great neighborhood in town or on a beautiful piece of land in the country. Give us a call, and let us put our real estate expertise to work for you.
Shoppers will have fun at Traderback Vendor Mall in Jasper. Similar to a flea market, there are over 150 booths of vendors offering new and used items, antiques, and collectibles. Germantown Shopping Center isn’t far away and has a number of great businesses. There are also several specialty shops in the area. The Purple Plum sells original local art, contemporary crafts, gifts, and more. Another antique store to visit is the 231 Auction House & Relics. The Anything Collectible...Plus More store is filled with plenty of collectible items. Around the Corner also has a large selection of gift items. Back in Thyme features collectibles, primitives, antiques, and toys.
Several restaurants in Dubois serve delicious meals. Butchie’s offers steak, chicken, catfish, and more. There are other great restaurants nearby running the gamut from every culture and taste. You’ll never be bored when it comes to the culinary scene in Dubois and the surrounding cities and towns.
Visitors can discover the history and heritage of Dubois County at Dubois County Museum where the exhibits tell the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. There are many other interesting sites to visit in the area. Copper Box has one of the largest selections of stained glass in Indiana. Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels feature restored mechanical musical instruments from around the world. Jasper Arts Center/Krempp Gallery is one of the finest entertainment, cultural, and educational venues in southern Indiana, drawing worldwide talent and experiences. The gallery houses artwork from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Dubois Community Park, home to the Dubois Septemberfest. The park includes a half-mile walking pathway. The Hoosier National Forest located nearby provides a mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Birdseye Trail, a 12-mile long multiple-use trail allowing hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking is located in the park. The Spirit of Jasper Train offers a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and reminds visitors of days gone by when the railroad brought opportunities to the region.
Construction is the most common industry in the Dubois area; almost half of those employed work in this field. The Builders Association of Dubois County has over 160 members. The mission of this organization is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Builder Members are those directly involved in the construction and remodeling of residential and commercial buildings while associate members are the suppliers, bankers, realtors, and sub-contractors such as electricians and plumbers.
About one-quarter of the working population is employed in the manufacturing industry, working for companies like Indiana Furniture Industries and Dubois Equipment Company. A slightly smaller number of workers are employed in the retail trade industry. Most of the remaining workforce is employed in the agricultural, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry. Farbest Foods is also located in the area. It is one of the largest turkey companies in the United States and a leader in the industry.
Northeast Dubois County School Corporation serves the communities of Celestine, Crystal, Cuzco, Dubois, Haysville, and Hillham. Dubois Elementary School serves Grades PK-4 while Dubois Middle School serves Grades 5-8, and Northeast Dubois High School serves Grades 9-12. The school district’s vision is "Northeast Dubois – A Community Inspiring Tomorrow's Minds Today."