Beanblossom, Indiana

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Beanblossom, Indiana
Beanblossom, Indiana.jpg
Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Beanblossom is located in Brown County, Indiana
Beanblossom
Beanblossom
Location in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°16′01″N 86°14′57″W / 39.26694°N 86.24917°W / 39.26694; -86.24917Coordinates: 39°16′01″N 86°14′57″W / 39.26694°N 86.24917°W / 39.26694; -86.24917
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyBrown
TownshipJackson
Elevation738 ft (225 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46160
Area code(s)812 & 930
FIPS code18-03790[2]
GNIS feature ID430609

Beanblossom, also spelled Bean Blossom, is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Brown County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] The town was named for the nearby Beanblossom Creek, which was in turn named for a person whose surname was Beanblossom.[4]

History[edit]

Beanblossom was originally called Georgetown, for George Grove who ran a grist mill in the area and under the latter name was founded in 1833.[5] The first post office in the community was established as Bean Blossom in 1842; the post office was discontinued in 1911.[6]

Geography[edit]

Beanblossom is located at 39°16′01″N 86°14′57″W / 39.26694°N 86.24917°W / 39.26694; -86.24917, about four miles (6 km) north of Nashville at the intersection of state roads 45 and 135. The closest town to Beanblossom is Helmsburg, approximately two miles west.

Culture[edit]

Bean Blossom is best known as the home of the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground, a 55-acre (220,000 m2) wooded campground which for more than 60 years has hosted music performances (mostly country and bluegrass),[citation needed] first at the Brown County Jamboree barn and currently at outdoor stages.[7] source (http://www.billmonroemusicpark.com/?page_id=59 Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground Official Website. "History" posted Jan 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.) A bluegrass festival (currently called the Bill Monroe Memorial Festival) has been held every June since 1967 and is the longest continuously-running bluegrass festival in the world. source: (www.beanblossom.us Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park Official Bean Blossom Site. "Welcome" page. posted January 18, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.)[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Beanblossom, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was platted in 1833 and first named Georgetown...
  6. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  7. ^ Adler, Thomas (2011). Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-03615-6.
  • Inman, N. Carol (1991). The Origins of 1001 Towns In Indiana. Indiana State Historical Association.

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