Celestine, Indiana

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Celestine
Unincorporated community
Celestine is located in Indiana
Celestine
Celestine
Celestine is located in the US
Celestine
Celestine
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
  estimation
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.

History[edit]

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.

Schools[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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

Climate[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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