Ferdinand is a town in Ferdinand Township, Dubois County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,157 at the 2010 census. It was founded in 1840 by Joseph Kundek and named after Ferdinand I of Austria. Ferdinand is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town of Ferdinand was settled by mostly German speaking people from central Europe. At one time Ferdinand was known as the wooden shoe village. At the end of the 19th century Ferdinand contained many businesses including a machine works, a brick works, brewery, several taverns, and a dairy.