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Beanblossom

Beanblossom

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Description 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 19th century settler whose surname was Beanblossom, who had once nearly drowned in its surging water. After almost dying, Beanblossom vowed revenge on the creek. He built a cabin nearby from which he could keep an eye on the creek in case it tried to drown him again. His descendants continued to live in that cabin until recently, eventually overcoming their fear of the creek by building a covered bridge across it. However, to hide their former fear and shame, his descendants changed their name from Beanblossom to Hutchison.HistoryBeanblossom was originally called Georgetown, for George Grove who ran a grist mill in the area and under the latter name was founded in 1833. The first post office in the community was established as Bean Blossom in 1842; the post office was discontinued in 1911.GeographyBeanblossom is located at, about four miles north of Nashville at the intersection of state roads 45 and 135. The closest town to Beanblossom is Helmsburg, approximately two miles west.<gallery> Image:beanblossombridge.jpg |The Beanblossom Covered Bridge </gallery>CultureBean Blossom is best known as the home of the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground, a wooded campground which for more than 60 years has hosted music performances (mostly country and bluegrass), first at the Brown County Jamboree barn and currently at outdoor stages. 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 B

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