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Encyclopedia > Nashville, Indiana

Nashville is a town in Brown County, Indiana, United States. The population was 826 at the 2000 census. The town is the county seat of Brown CountyGR6. The town is best known as the center of the Brown County Art Colony with a variety of specialty shops. Brown County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... The Brown County Art Colony is a artist colony formed in Nashville and Brown County, Indiana. ...

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History

Van Buren St. in Nashville, Indiana showing some shops and the historic Nashville House
Van Buren St. in Nashville, Indiana showing some shops and the historic Nashville House

Settlement of land in and around Nashville began with the acquisition of land from native populations under the 1809 Treaty of Fort Wayne. This was expanded with more acquisitions under the 1818 Treaty of St. Mary's. By 1840 area population had grown to more than 2,300. The first Nashville courthouse was constructed in 1837 and a jail was added in the same year. The town was officially incorporated in 1872. By the turn of the century, heavy logging in the area had caused significant deforestation which resulted in significant erosion problems. The population shrunk over the span of several decades and did not recover to 1890 levels until 90 years later in 1980. Image File history File links Image showing some of the shops lining Van Buren St. ... Image File history File links Image showing some of the shops lining Van Buren St. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Treaty of Fort Wayne is an 1809 treaty that obtained more than two million acres (8,000 km²) of American Indian land for the white settlers of Ohio and Indiana. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Treaty of St. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...

Entrance to a shop in the Bartley House
Entrance to a shop in the Bartley House

With the opening of a rail station six miles away in Helmsburg, Indiana the area became more accessible to travelers and tourists. A number of writers told the world about the beauties of the community and the nature of the quaint village of Nashville, and the foundations of the artist colony were made. Artists from around the country began to make Nashville their home. Among the earlier artist settlers were T. C. Steele and Adolph Schulz. Image File history File links Image of the front entrance into the shop within the Bartley House (built 1886) in Nashville, Indiana. ... Image File history File links Image of the front entrance into the shop within the Bartley House (built 1886) in Nashville, Indiana. ... An art colony is a place where artists live and work, interacting with one another, often creating a distinctive style. ... Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. ...


Today, Nashville boasts a thriving tourist industry based upon the original works of resident artists and upon the area's natural beauty. Nearby Brown County State Park is visited by more than a million people per year, many of whom come to see resplendent fall colors in the trees of the forests in the park and its environs. Overlook behind the Nature Center For the former Kansas State Park of the same name, see Brown State Fishing Lake. ...


Brown County & Nashville, Indiana History


Shopping and entertainment

Some of the unique shops in an area of Nashville called 'Antique Alley'
Some of the unique shops in an area of Nashville called 'Antique Alley'

Nashville is known for its unique shopping experience, with hundreds of specialty, antique, crafts and other art shops often with the artists working in shop demonstrating their trade. As a result, Nashville is often viewed as an artists colony and many artists call this community home. Artworks on exhibit and sale include watercolor, sculpture, stained glass, blown glass, hand carved furniture, custom jewelry and one of a kind perfumes. Image File history File links Image showing some of the unique shops located in Nashville, Indiana. ... Image File history File links Image showing some of the unique shops located in Nashville, Indiana. ...


Nashville is also host to a number of entertainment venues. Among them are the Little Nashville Opry, Coachlight Theatre and the Brown County Playhouse. The latter is operated by Indiana University—Bloomington, and some fine actors and actresses have performed on this stage including Peter Sellars, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Kevin Kline. Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Peter Sellars Peter Sellars (born 1957) is an American theater director, renowned for his modern stagings of classical operas and plays. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ...


Nashville & Brown County, Indiana Shopping


Nashville & Brown County, Indiana Entertainment


Art Galleries

Nashville Indiana is home to many wonderful artists. It isn't unusual to see artists at work on any given day of the week. The various Brown County shops and art galleries give visitors the opportunity to meet the artists in person, and share creative thoughts and ideas.


"The Art Colony of the Midwest"tm Brown County, Indiana


Lodging and Accommodations

Nashville Indiana is host to many places to stay during your visit. A very few are located within walking distance to shops and stores. Among them are the Iris Garden Cottages and Suites, and the Hotel Nashville.


Geography

Nashville is located at 39°12′11″N, 86°14′18″W (39.203025, -86.238236)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.5 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.04% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 825 people, 375 households, and 181 families residing in the town. The population density was 335.3/km² (868.6/mi²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 167.4/km² (433.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.09% White, 0.85% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 375 households out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.5% were non-families. 45.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.86 and the average family size was 2.58. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 31.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $27,330, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,723. About 14.3% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

  • There are two covered bridges in the Nashville area. The Ramp Creek Bridge which is located south of town at the North Entrance of the state park, and the Bean Blossom Bridge which is 10 minutes north on Covered Bridge Road.
  • There are 26 restaurants in and around the town, only three of which are restaurant chains -- Pizza King, McDonalds and Subway.
  • Only three traffic lights in the whole town.
  • Also contains one of the three hologram shops in North America; Taylor's Forth Dimension.

Brown County, Indiana Fun facts and Highlights


Nearby points of interest

Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... Overlook behind the Nature Center For the former Kansas State Park of the same name, see Brown State Fishing Lake. ... Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. ... The Hoosier National Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. ... Lake Lemon in 2002. ... Lake Monroe from the air Lake Monroe is an artificial reservoir located about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Bloomington, Indiana. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 39°12′11″N 86°14′18″W / 39.203025, -86.238236Coordinates: 39°12′11″N 86°14′18″W / 39.203025, -86.238236

Brown County, Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Nashville City Guide and Yellow Pages at SuperPages.com (373 words)
Nashville, IN Driving south from Indianapolis on State Road 135, the scenery quickly evolves from bland to beautiful, as the pavement, at first level and unbending, begins to rise and fall and gently curve.
Within an hour, travelers arrive at the charming village of Nashville, situated in the heart of Brown County-also known as "The Art Colony of the Midwest," a moniker earned in the early 1900s when the area was one of six art colonies established in the United States.
Nashville has a wide variety of accommodation options, including numerous inns and bed-and-breakfasts, but many visitors to the area seek solitude in cabins nestled deep in the woods.
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