Beanblossom, Indiana

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Beanblossom
Unincorporated community
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
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Jackson
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
ZIP code 46160
FIPS code 18-03790[1]
GNIS feature ID 430609[2]

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

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.[4] The first post office in the community was established as Bean Blossom in 1842; the post office was discontinued in 1911.[5]

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.[6] 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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Beanblossom, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ 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... 
  5. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ 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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