Celestine, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Celestine is located in Indiana
Celestine is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°23′05″N 86°46′45″W / 38.38472°N 86.77917°W / 38.38472; -86.77917Coordinates: 38°23′05″N 86°46′45″W / 38.38472°N 86.77917°W / 38.38472; -86.77917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Hall
"Where Faith & Community Unite" 1843
Founded by Fr. Joseph Kundek
Named for Bishop Célestine René Laurent Guynemer de la Hailandière
Pope St. Celestine V
Elevation[1] 594 ft (181 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 250
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47521
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-11134[2]
GNIS feature ID 432294
Website http://www.celestineindiana.com/

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

In 2008, the estimated population of Celestine was 250. The community is home to a Roman Catholic church.


Celestine was platted in 1843.[4] It was named for Rt. Rev. Celestine Rene Lawrence De La Hailandiere, second bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana.[5] The Celestine post office was established in 1851.[6]

On February 28, 2011, a tornado touched down and damaged two homes and a double-wide trailer, the National Weather Service stated.


Celestine is home to Celestine Elementary School. After students complete elementary school, They then attend the Northeast Dubois Middle School to Highschool.


Celestine is located at 38°23′05″N 86°46′45″W / 38.38472°N 86.77917°W / 38.38472; -86.77917.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Celestine has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


  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. ^ "Celestine, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was platted on November 16, 1843... 
  5. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 360. 
  6. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Celestine, Indiana