Dubach, Louisiana

Coordinates: 32°41′59″N 92°39′26″W / 32.69972°N 92.65722°W / 32.69972; -92.65722
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Town of Dubach
Dubach: Dogtrot Capital of the World
Dubach: Dogtrot Capital of the World
Location of Dubach in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Dubach in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°41′59″N 92°39′26″W / 32.69972°N 92.65722°W / 32.69972; -92.65722
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Land1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
164 ft (50 m)
 • Total908
 • Density499.72/sq mi (192.94/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code318
FIPS code22-21800

Dubach is a town in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 908 in 2020. Dubach is part of the Ruston micropolitan statistical area.


Although there were settlers in the Dubach area as early as the late-1840s, the town's origins date to the arrival of the Arkansas Southern Railway in 1898. With the coming of the railroad, the way was opened for the development of the lumber industry. In 1899, Fred B. Dubach, a lumberman from St. Louis, Missouri, arrived in the area and started the Dubach Lumber Company. Shortly thereafter he built a large house and a lumber mill was located across the road. An old aerial photograph indicates that the lumber mill was by far the largest building in town and visually dominated the townscape. Undoubtedly the Dubach Lumber Company was a major factor in the growth and development of what in 1901 was chartered as the town of Dubach. A few years later (c. 1906), Dubach sold his mill and home and returned to St, Louis. Dubach's home still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sawmill no longer exists.

In the fall of 2005, Dubach voters defeated a bond issue that would have funded renovations to Hico Elementary and Dubach High schools. Despite a well-spoken campaign by high school principal Donna Doss, voters killed the issue by a wide margin. Local media speculated that the economic effects of Hurricane Katrina may have swayed voters to err on the side of caution with regards to new taxation. The high school closed and students now attend Ruston High School. Only Dubach Elementary School remains.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (2.72%) is water.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[2]
Dubach racial composition as of 2020[3]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 473 52.09%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 354 38.99%
Asian 3 0.33%
Other/Mixed 52 5.73%
Hispanic or Latino 26 2.86%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 908 people, 387 households, and 241 families residing in the town.

Arts and culture[edit]

Dogtrot house on display off U.S. Route 167 in Dubach

The Autrey house (and museum) just west of town is the oldest home in the area and is an excellent example of the early and rare form of frontier architecture.


Dubach is also home to the Louisiana Chicken Festival, held in late September.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Wikipedia
  5. ^ Johnson, Maya (August 22, 2014). "Dixie Garr: Mapping her Future". Innov8tiv. Retrieved February 24, 2020.

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