Place:Dubois, Indiana, United States

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NameDubois
Alt namesDu Boissource: Family History Library Catalog
Duboissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.333°N 86.883°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoKnox, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dubois County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county seat is Jasper. As of 2010, the population was 41,889.

Dubois County is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Dubois County was formed on December 20, 1818, from Orange, Pike and Perry counties. It is named for Toussaint Dubois, a Frenchman who fought in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812. DuBois was a merchant who lived mainly in Vincennes. He drowned in 1816 while crossing the Little Wabash River near Lawrenceville, Illinois.

In 1818, as many as half of the residents of the county died of milk sickness. There is one view that the mother of Abraham Lincoln, Nancy Hanks died of this disease at that time. It was caused by settlers drinking the milk or eating the meat of cows that had eaten the white snakeroot. The plant contains the potent toxin temetrol, which is passed through the milk. The migrants from the East were unfamiliar with the Midwestern plant and its effects.

Dubois County switched to the Central Time Zone on April 2, 2006, and returned to the Eastern Time Zone on November 4, 2007; both changes were controversial.[1]

The original county seat was Portersville. In 1830 the county seat was moved south to Jasper.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1839 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 1,168
1830 1,778
1840 3,632
1850 6,321
1860 10,394
1870 12,597
1880 15,992
1890 20,253
1900 20,357
1910 19,843
1920 19,915
1930 20,553
1940 22,579
1950 23,785
1960 27,463
1970 30,934
1980 34,238
1990 36,616

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~indubois/


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