Organized in 1836
Named for Jacob Jennings Brown
In the fall, visitors flock to Brown County's oak, maple, hickory, and beech forests to view their brilliant colors. The county first gained fame as a mecca for artists and craftspersons who were inspired by the peace and beauty of these forested hills. Bill Monroe, father of American bluegrass music, founded the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in 1965.