Brownstown, Indiana


Brownstown, Indiana

County_- Jackson
Township - Brownstown
Area - 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Elevation - 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2010) - 2,947
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code - 47220
Area code(s) - 812

On April 8, 1816 the town of Brownstown was founded. It became the county seat of Jackson County in November, 1816. The town was named after Gen. Jacob Brown, a hero of the War of 1812.

US Route 50 bissects Brownstown, Indiana, connecting it with Seymour to the east and Bedford to the west. Indiana State Road 250 branches off US 50 on its way to the Ohio River. The CSX rail line touches the northern edge of the town. Indiana State Road enters from the southeast and Indiana State Road 135connects it with Vallonia to the southwest.

Jackson-Washington State Forest



Brownstown Farmer's Market

Shieldstown Covered Bridge

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