Looking Back

LOOKING BACK: Ministers worked hard to organize county churches

It is said that a United Brethren minister named Eckles preached the first sermon at Nashville in the old log courthouse about 1837. He did...
LOOKING BACK: Search on for history of one-room schools in county

We here at the History Center are researching the history of the one-room schools that once dotted the countryside of Brown County. The schools were...
LOOKING BACK: The local man who became character Abe Martin

Despite some early resentment by a few Brown County locals, Abe Martin eventually became a beloved figure, as well as a durable one. Abe Martin...
Looking Back: How Nashville became Nashville way back in 1800s

The town now known as Nashville was founded in 1836, and was laid out in August of that year by Banner C. Brummet, county...
Looking Back: Country doctors who brought us into this world and kept us in it

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, medicine in the settlements was often carried out far from a doctor’s office. In order to...
Looking Back: Preservation society project to pay respect to pioneers

There is a subject near and dear to our hearts: The final resting places of our ancestors. Some of the burial sites have become so...
Looking Back: One-room schoolhouses used to dot the county

NOTE: Brown County Archives volunteers need help identifying the players in this 1930 Nashville basketball team photo, above. Paul Voland is in the back far...
LOOKING BACK: Fox hunts epic in Brown County, lead to colorful stories

It was Sunday night, Oct. 5, 1925, and some had come early to get a good spot to set up their tents. They were...
LOOKING BACK: The legend of Little Chicago in old Brown County

Among the dusty annals of life in old Brown County, there is a persistent story about a place that was closely associated with the...
Remembering life on family farm in southern Indiana

I grew up in Knox County, the youngest of six children. The Korean War had just ended and people were starting to get ahead. Farming was...

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