|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||436827|
Ireland is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Dubois County, Indiana. The town was first named American City, but changed to Ireland when the residents discovered there was already another town with that name.
The town was founded on land purchased from the United States government by John Stewart, a native of Ireland, on December 23, 1816. The town was laid out by John Stewart's son James, and four others. The first town map is dated May 20, 1865, but had been a small village many years before that.
Ireland's school system was absorbed by the Jasper school system in 1970.
Ireland is home of St. Mary's Church, a Roman Catholic church.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Ireland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 355.
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