Who We Are ....
Situated 120 miles south of Indianapolis, Dubois County is nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. With a population of 42,558 (2017), Dubois County embraces a small town charm that teems with civic pride. That pride is visually apparent through manicured lawns and gardens, well maintained streets and roads, and the historic preservation of treasured landmarks.
Dubois County was officially recognized as a new county in 1818 as German immigrants were drawn to the abundant forests of oak and poplar. Those woodworking artisans created a thriving wood furniture industry through a dependable work ethic, dedication, and pride in craftsmanship that is inherent today to the quality of life and place in Dubois County, through businesses like Kimball International, Indiana Furniture, OFS, Masterbrand, Jasper Group, and Best Home Furnishings. Although wood furniture manufacturing remains a dominant industry in Dubois County, Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Kimball Electronics, Ditto Sales/Versteel, and Jasper Rubber Products as well as a thriving logistics industry through Meyer Distributing, Styline and Nancy Baer Trucking, provide the county with a large measure of commerce diversification.
The unique communities of Dubois County are strong together through their achievements. Jasper, the County Seat, was named the Indiana Chamber’s 2018 Community of the Year, and Huntingburg was named a Steller Community in 2014. Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper was presented with the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2018.
A rich faith base, diversified businesses and industries, four strong school districts, twelve volunteer fire departments, outdoor recreation, awe-inspiring attractions, multiple family-friendly festivals, and civic pride make life good in Dubois County.