As the Wood Capital of the World, Dubois County has been home to a thriving furniture industry since the 1800s. With a focused dedication on craftsmanship, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Dubois County today also boasts a robust advanced manufacturing base and growing logistics sector. Thanks to its thriving and diverse industries, Dubois County residents earn a higher per capita income than much of Indiana. The communities of Jasper and Huntingburg welcome travelers year-round with civic pride to family-friendly festivals, arts and culture programs, and abundant outdoor recreation.
Photo courtesy of Masterbrand.
Skilled German cabinetmakers and carpenters immigrated to Dubois County in the early 1800s to hone their craft using the abundant natural resources in the area. Their tradition of dependable work ethic, dedication, and pride in craftsmanship continues today through the county’s flourishing wood furniture industry and German staples like Jasper’s Schnitzelbank Restaurant and annual the Strassenfest street festival, which celebrates the county’s heritage with German music, beer, dancing, and food.
Photo courtesy of Jasper Indiana Strassenfest.
Cities & Towns: Birdseye, Ferdinand, Holland, Huntingburg, and Jasper
Key Industries: Woodworking and furniture-making, advanced manufacturing, and logistics
Notable Facts: Dubois County is home to the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame, which honors players who were born or lived in Indiana. Residents can spend their summer afternoons watching the Dubois County Bombers play the national pastime at historic League Stadium.
Dubois County Visitors Center & Tourism Commission
Discover Southern Indiana
Dubois County Government
City of Jasper
City of Huntingburg
Town of Ferdinand
Jasper Chamber of Commerce
Dubois Strong - Economic Development
Radius Indiana- Economic Development
Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools
Northeast Dubois County School Corporation
Southwest Dubois County School Corporation
Southeast Dubois County School Corporation
Dubois County Community Foundation
Dubois County Herald Newspaper
Photo of the Parklands of Jasper courtesy of Hafer Design.