Bretzville, Indiana

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Bretzville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Bretzville is located in Indiana
Bretzville is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°17′58″N 86°52′23″W / 38.29944°N 86.87306°W / 38.29944; -86.87306Coordinates: 38°17′58″N 86°52′23″W / 38.29944°N 86.87306°W / 38.29944; -86.87306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jackson
Founded by William Bretz Jr.
Named for William Bretz Jr.
Elevation[1] 568 ft (173 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47542
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-07426[2]
GNIS feature ID 431491

Bretzville is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Around the year 1850, William Bretz Sr. settled on the land.[4] In 1866, his son, William Bretz Jr. mapped the land. The town was originally called New Town. When the townspeople wanted a post office, the government suggested the name be changed because it sounded like Newton, Indiana. The town was renamed Bretzville after its founder in June 1873. The post office was built in 1866, and was discontinued in 1915.[5] In 1880, Bretzville's first school was started.[6]

Bretzville Cemetery[edit]

The Bretzville Cemetery is located southeast of Bretzville at 38°17′36″N 86°51′27″W / 38.29333°N 86.85750°W / 38.29333; -86.85750




  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Bretzville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 364. 
  5. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Bretzville History