Our Brown County magazine
Cindy Steele, publisher
P.O. Box 157
Helmsburg, IN 47435
Thanks Mom for making it happen!
From the early 1900s to the 1940s, a colony of artists claimed this hill country as their home. These "early" artists captured the scenery and the locals in their nationally renowned works.
Frank Hohenberger shared his vision of the
area through his photographs and stories in newspapers and magazines
from 1917 to 1963. His column "Down in the Hills o' Brown
County" appeared in the Indianpolis Star for decades.
Another writer, Kin Hubbard, put Brown County on the map with his clownlike rustic character, Abe Martin, appearing for 26 years in the Indianapolis News and syndicated throughout the country.
Tourism is our largest "industry." It started here as a result of the opening of Brown County State Park (the largest in the state), in the 1930s.
Most people who live here are from somewhere else. Some take refuge from the big city and choose to retire here. They do so because this place is special, rich with history, a rustic beauty, and plenty of things to do.
Our Brown County magazine is a publication about the people, places, art, and history of Brown County, Indiana. Our web site contains some excerpts of the printed magazine plus yellow pages.
THE MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY.