Dubois County is named for Toussant Dubois, who was a Frenchman and merchant living in Vincennes, and who fought in the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812.
Created: December 20, 1817
Portersburg 1818 – 1830
Jasper 1830 – present
County Courthouse – Jasper
Location: 1 Courthouse Square / 6th Street
Built: 1909 – 1911
Style: Classic Revival style
Architect: Frank Pierce Milburn of Milburn, Heister & Company of Washington, D.C.
Contractor: William F Stillwell of Lafayette
Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. On each side of the building is a large portico with four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a tall square clock tower with gold dome. The base of the building is course stone.
See: The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed and built by Father Joseph Kundeck in 1847. The building was remodeled in 1875 by E A Hochgesang as contractor.
Photos taken 2008