Mentor, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Mentor is located in Indiana
Mentor is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°18′59″N 86°43′08″W / 38.31639°N 86.71889°W / 38.31639; -86.71889Coordinates: 38°18′59″N 86°43′08″W / 38.31639°N 86.71889°W / 38.31639; -86.71889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jefferson
Elevation[1] 741 ft (226 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47513
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-48420[2]
GNIS feature ID 451211

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


Mentor was founded in 1881 by Francis M. Sanders. Sanders, an admirer of President James A. Garfield, named the settlement for Garfield's hometown of Mentor, Ohio.[4]

An old variant name of the community was called Altoga. A post office ran with this name from 1883 to 1908.[5]


Mentor is located at 38°18′59″N 86°43′08″W / 38.31639°N 86.71889°W / 38.31639; -86.71889.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Mentor, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 363. 
  5. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 9, 2017.