|Altitude:||399 m (1,309 ft)|
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For the town in Himachal Pradesh, see Dehra.
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places of interest during the British period
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Dehra Dun was the headquarters of Dehra Dun District in the Meerut Division of United Provinces during the British period. It is the present day state capital of Uttarakhand. The city is often referred to simply as Dehra. The cantonment Clement Town is adjacent.
Modern name: Dehra Dun
Variants: Deyrah Dhoon/Dehra Doon/Dehra/Dehradun
- St Francis Catholic Church
- St Thomas Church built 1840 (Well known singer Cliff Richard was christened here in 1940) 
- St George's Church
- Morrison Memorial church (Presbyterian)
- St John the Evangelist Church (Methodist)
- Reformed Presbyterian Church
Dehra Dun was the terminus of the Hardwar-Dehra Railway.
The schools article lists a number of Dehra institutions.
A BACSA (British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia) cemetery publication is
- Dehra Dun - Chandranagar Cemetery by Aylmer Jean Galsworthy, 1993. Inscriptions and biographical notes: graves listed by year of death (1820-1912), and endowments (1888-1951). Also lists of army personnel, civilians, stonemasons, etc. 144pp, 20 illustrations and plans. See BACSA Books.
BACSA are in the process of putting the indexes to its cemetery books online and these indexes are free to search and browse, see the Fibiwiki page BACSA. If an indexed name is of interest then application can be made to BACSA for details of the relevant burial inscription - charges apply for this service.
FamilySearch have digitised the above BACSA book, which has restricted access, but which may be viewed on a FamilySearch computer at a FamilySearch Centre. Catalogue entry. For more information, see FamilySearch Centres. Update June 2018. It appears that FamilySearch digital viewing is no longer possible. To be clarified.
- Dehra Town Imperial Gazetteer
- "City Of Grey Hair And Green Hedges": The Doon Valley Across The Years by Subhrojit Dutta November 30, 2007 The Telegraph, Calcutta
- Cliff's Calcutta: How Richard's singing career actually began in the British Raj by Steve Turner 13 January 2013 dailymail.co.uk . Cliff Richard was baptized at St Thomas Church Dehradun in November 1940.
Historical books online
- The Himalayan Gazetteer or the Himalayan Districts of the North Western Provinces of India by Edwin T Atkinson in 3 Volumes (6 Parts) is available, in a reprint edition, to read online on the Digital Library of India website. Covers the regions of Kumaon and Garhwal. This area is now the state of Uttarakhand. Volume 1, part 1 Contents computer page 12; Volume 1, part 2 Contents cp 12, Index cp 536; Volume 2, part 1 Contents cp18; Volume 2, part 2 Contents cp 16 Index cp 458, includes History of the British in the area; Volume 3, part 1 Contents cp 10 Place names A-J; Volume 3, part 2 Contents cp 8 Place names K-Z. Pdf downloads: Vol. 1, Part 1 Vol. 1, Part 2 Vol. 2, Part 1, Vol. 2, Part 2, Vol. 3, Part 1, Vol. 3, Part 2. Additional files are available for Volume 3.
- DLI mirror versions on Archive.org for Himalayan Gazetteer
- Also see Gazetteers for original editions.
- Dehra appears in Volume 3, Part 1, page 189.
- The following books are available to read online on the Digital Library of India website.
- Historical and Statistical Memoir of Dehra Doon by G R C Williams. 1874 Pdf download, Archive.org mirror version, with additional files available.
- Dehra Dun Past and Present with a Complete Historical, Geographical and Administrative Guide and Directory to Dehra and the Doon District by Capt OES Power 1929 Pdf download, Archive.org mirror version.
- Guide to Masuri, Landaur, Dehra Dun and Hills North of Dehra by John Northam 1884. Pdf download Pahar- Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset
- Guide to Mussoorie, Landour, Chakrata and Dehra Dun, etc by Robert Hawthorne published at Mussoorie by Beacon Press 1890 is available to download as a pdf from Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset, under the title The Beacon’s Guide to Mussoorie.
- "Journey Through the Himma-leh Mountains to the Sources of the River Jumna, and Thence to the Confines of Chinese Tartary: Performed in April-October, 1827" by Captain C. Johnson, Late of the 11th Dragoons. from Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Volume 4,1834. With a Map. Archive.org. Deyrah Dhoon is mentioned in the first pages of the article.
- "The Past and Present Condition of the Deyrah Dhoon; In a Letter from J. D. Mac Donald, Esq., of the Bengal Infantry, to Colonel Sykes, F.R.S. An article from Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 7, 1843. Archive.org.
- Deyrah page 3 A Summer Ramble in the Himalayas: With Sporting Adventures in the Vale of Cashmere Edited by Mountaineer [Frederick Wilson] 1860 Google Books
- Hunting in the Himalaya. With notices of customs and countries from the elephant haunts of the Dehra Doon to the Bunchowr tracks in eternal snow by R H W Dunlop BCS [Bengal Civil Service] 1860 with a Map. Archive.org. Also available as a pdf download, Digital Library of India, Archive.org mirror version.
- Dehra Dun and Mussoorie are mentioned page 424 Bombay Miscellany (Chesson & Woodhall’s), Volume I. November 1860- April 1861. Google Books.
- Tiger-shooting in the Doon and Ulwar: with Life in India by Lt.-Colonel J C Fife-Cookson 1887 Archive.org
- District Gazetteers of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh: Volume 1: Dehra Dun by H G Walton ICS 1911 Pdf download Digital Library of India, Archive.org mirror version with additional files available.
- Report on the MacLaren Leper Asylum, Dehra Dun, U.P. India for... 1903, 1904. Archive.org
- Himalayan Gazetteer Volume 3, Part 1, actual page 189, computer page 202
- Doon Churches Tell a Tale tribuneindia.com