Dubois County (pop. 41,889) is northwest of Perry County. It’s the only Dubois County in the U.S.
The county was named for Toussaint Dubois (1762-1816), a French-Canadian fur trader who fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
The county seat of Dubois County is the city of Jasper (pop. 15,038).
Jasper is known as “The Wood Office Furniture Capital of the World,” with a tradition of carpenters and cabinet-makers dating back to German immigrants in the early 19th century.
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper dates from 1904. Its stone bell tower is 235 feet high.
The Geode Grotto in Jasper, built between 1960 and 1970, covers four city blocks in gardens, fountains, planters, and cave-like openings
The Jasper Gift Basket and Popcorn Company has a 17-foot-tall popcorn box.
The Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame is in Jasper.
Jasper has a two-mile Riverwalk, along the Patoka River.
The town of Ferdinand (pop. 2,157) is the home of Monastery Immaculate Conception, one of the largest communities of Benedictine women in the U.S.
The city of Huntingburg (pop. 6,057) has been called the “Hollywood of the Midwest” because of the movies filmed there, including “A League of Their Own” in 1992.
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