Gauripur is a semi-urban town under Gauripur Town Committee in the Dhubri district in the state of Assam, India. The foundation of the town and the name "Gauripur" has a fascinating story related with the primary modeler of Gauripur, Raja Pratap Chandra Baruah, Zamindar of Rangamati. It is trusted that Raja Baruah was chasing in the timberland and went over a frog eating a snake. He was surprised to see this unnatural and incredible sight. Being a solid aficionado of the Goddess Mahamaya, he was persuaded that what he saw was an extraordinary message for him.
In the blink of an eye a while later, he built up a sanctuary for Goddess Mahamaya and named it Gauripur after the nom de plume "Gauri" of Mahamaya. He even moved his capital of his Zamindari from Rangamati to Gauripur. Gauripur was a raj domain in Assam amid the British Raj. It was joined to the Assam territory, before the freedom. There is a lake on its north-western side named Laokhowa beel and on the north-eastern side, on the bank of Gadadhar, is a little slope top considered Matiabagh, on which the castle "Hawakhana" raised by the Zamindar of Gauripur is found. On the opposite side of the Gadadhar waterway is the acclaimed town Asharikandi, of worldwide notoriety for its terrakota industry.