Looking Back

LOOKING BACK: Hamblen Township’s early settlers leave mark visible today

Brown County was organized Feb. 4, 1836, named in honor of Major General Jacob Brown, a hero of the War of 1812. Nashville has...
LOOKING BACK: Old quilting technique being made new again

The paper piecing method is not a new art form of making quilt blocks. My grandmothers used it. There was a very important book that...
LOOKING BACK: Brown County residents fought in Mexican War

Scarcely any attempt was made during the long years of peace from the formation of Brown County until the war with Mexico, and afterward...
LOOKING BACK: Old Settlers’ Reunion celebrates our county’s heritage

In preparation for the Old Settlers’ Reunion, the following persons assembled on Aug. 28, 1877: D.B. Adams, Calvin Moser, A.S. Anderson, William Marcum, Lawson...
LOOKING BACK: Searching for church, family connections of Mount Liberty

Mount Liberty was a busy little community in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the eastern portion of Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana. There...
LOOKING BACK: The story of Sassafras George of Brown County

During the first quarter of the 20th century, an eccentric itinerant peddler, George Adams, was living in Brown County near Nashville. Mr. Adams was familiarly...
LOOKING BACK: Raggedy Ann’s connection to Brown County

Johnny Gruelle, (1880-1938), Raggedy Ann and Andy’s creator, was a freelance cartoonist and editorial illustrator for the Indianapolis Star, the Cleveland Press and The...
LOOKING BACK: Celebrating Flag Day with a lesson in American history

To mark June 14, we thought it would be very appropriate to talk about the American flag and how it relates to Flag Day. In...
LOOKING BACK: Sherman, the little town that faded away

Sherman was a small community in the vicinity of Annie Smith Road on what is known as Salt Creek Road. This thriving little community...
LOOKING BACK: Welcome to Ramelton, population ??

Although we find mention of Ramelton, not much is actually known about the little community. However, there are a few things we do know, and...

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