Looking Back

LOOKING BACK: The beginning of the Brown County Historical Society

Sept. 16, 1957 was the date. The Brown County Art Gallery was the place. About 30 people gathered for a meeting to discuss organizing...
LOOKING BACK: An ‘old-timer’ family from the Civil War to Duncan School

Grotis McGuire was born April 19, 1882, at Howard’s Mill, 4 miles south of Nashville down on Salt Creek. Kelley Woods was between his...
LOOKING BACK: Discover your heritage at free historical society event

Family heritage is of interest to most everyone, the young and the old, sooner or later. Most people, when they reach a certain age,...
LOOKING BACK: Skinner ended long career as log jail caretaker

Jason Skinner was a farmer, preacher, construction worker, road builder, traveling man, semi-pro undertaker and held a variety of jobs in the timber and...
LOOKING BACK: Civilian Conservation Corps comes to Brown County

You cannot visit Brown County State Park without seeing the results of the hard work and the craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC...
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...

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