Goodseed Nursery & Landscape
9736 Tri-County Highway
Winchester, Ohio 45697

Bedding plants, perennials, fruit trees, seeds, gardening supplies, bagged and bulk mulch and soils, wallblock. stone and pavers. Laurel Barn Quilts available for sale. Hours: April-October 20th, Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday noon- 5:00 p.m.

Old Pogue Bourbon
716 West 2nd Street
Maysville, Kentucky

Old Pogue BourbonLocated just across the Ohio River from Aberdeen in Maysville, Kentucky. Maysville is known as the “birthplace of bourbon”. Pogue Bourbon has a history dating back to the years following the Civil War. In 1876, the original Pogue distillery, Kentucky registered distillery No. 3, was established in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, very near a site often said to be the location of Kentucky's first distillery. Over the years the business has shut down and reopened several times. 

A recent review: A...small batch bourbon, this sensational effort is a fiery, full-bodied bourbon with a medium amber color as w...ell as lots of vanilla, smoke, marmalade, spice and caramelized citrus notes. Very aromatic, rich and heady, but not overly hot, this is a superb bourbon. Rated 95/100 Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate

Red Oak Creek Kollaborative StudioRed Oak Creek Kollaborative Studio
14 North Third Street
Ripley, Oh  45167

Founded in 2010 as the Red Oak Creek Kollaborative Studio, ROCKS now serves as both a music store and professional recording studio while offering lessons and live sound solutions.

Kentucky Gateway Museum CenterKentucky Gateway Museum Center
215 Sutton Street
Maysville, Kentucky

Changing exhibits, art collection, regional history exhibits, minatures exhibit and research library.


118 North Main Street
Georgetown, Ohio  45121

Schoolhouse Quilts was established May 1,2004 and is located in the historic village of Georgetown. The rich history of the area has influenced the inventory of Schoolhouse Quilts.  1800’s Reproduction fabrics abound as well as quilt books with a historical focus.  Homespuns, primitive country prints, florals, batiks and novelties round out the offerings.  Fabrics can be ordered online.



7771 US Rt. 68
Georgetown, OH  45121

The Home PlaceThe Home Place is a family business operated by the Delbert and Susan Schlabach family.  We invite you to browse our 4,000 square foot showroom of fine handcrafted furniture and gift items brought to you from central Ohio and northern Indiana. Intricate design and detail and exquisite quality is built into each piece, reflecting the personality of the Amish/Mennonite craftsmen. It is our pleasure to be the link between these ingenious craftsmen and you, our valued customer.  Also available at The Home Place are a deli, baked goods and other food items.  

 22126 Sycamore Road Midland, Ohio 45148 513-616-2106

Happenstance Stables Happenstance Stables hosts several natural horsemanship clinics each year with a local trainer and several world renowned clinicians. Check website often for events happening. Overnight RV hookups are available for visitors traveling through the area.  

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A&K Clay Co. LLCA&K Clay Co. LLC
3664 Bethel New Hope Road
Bethel, Ohio 45106
937-379-1495 - phone/fax
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Glass RefactoryGlass reFactory is a division of Adams Brown Recycling and ABCAP, a 501(c)(3), and a non-profit agency. Located in Georgetown, Ohio, the Glass reFactory takes bottles that have come into the recycling facility and melts them down to make suncatchers

" A Sustainable, Non-Profit Business That's Making A Difference." Suncatchers can be purchased online and tours of the facility are available by appointment.  Visit the web site for more information.

Grant Public School
508 S. Water Street
Georgetown, Ohio 45121

Grant Public SchoolBuilt in 1829. Ulysses S. Grant attended this school which was eventually turned over to the Ohio Historical Society in 1941 and totally restored. Download hours

Boyhood Home of Ulysses S. Grant
219 East Grant Avenue
Georgetown, Ohio 45121

Boyhood Home of Ulysses S. GrantJesse Grant built the house in 1823 with additions being made in 1825 and 1828. The National Historic Landmark was restored in 1982. Download hours.

Moler Raceway ParkMoler Raceway Park is known as the Midwest's Fastest 1/4 mile dirt oval with Racing Every Friday Night consisting of Holman Motors Modifieds, Chevettes, Crazy Compacts and Mt. Orab Ford Later Models.  Go Kart Racing Saturday as well as special events throughout the year.

La Vigna Estate Winery

Authentic wines grown not made

La Vigna Estate Winery makes only estate grown, produced and bottled wines.  Our pre-prohibition wine growing philosophy of on-time harvesting goes against the contemporary wine making style of high sugar content and over-ripe flavors.  The goal of making wines that stongly convey the "somewhereness" of the vineyard is our passion.

"Live in the Vineyard” - Southwest Ohio's Intimate Pairing of Music and Wine Saturdays throughout the Summer. Sit outside in the vineyard as you enjoy good music and fine wine. Come out to the winery, relax with the music.  
Saturdays 2PM – 9PM. Open Summer Satudays and Summer Holiday Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WINERY RECEIVES MORE PRESS Dayton Daily News For further information

The Ohio Wine Producers recently released a new wine trail brochure for this region of the state. La Vigna Estate Winery in Higginsport is  part of this wine trail.

A Wine Trail - Ohio River Valley Wine Trail (formerly the Nicholas Longworth Wine Trail)-Southwest Ohio    

Southwest Ohio River Valley Wine Trail (formerly the Nicholas Longworth Heritage Wine Trail) celebrates the rise to prominence of Ohio wines, not once but twice.

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716 North High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

Bardwell Winery is a new, up and coming winery, that offers six select wines. All of our wines come from the very best hand picked grapes and are corked in house. Every vintage we make must pass a rigorous set of tests, including a waft and pallet test. Only then will they be available for sale

Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Estate Winery

904 Hamburg Street, RIPLEY, OHIO 45167 (937) 392-6077

The mission of Kinkead Ridge is to produce ultra-premium estate-bottled wine in Southern Ohio (Ohio River Valley appellation), exclusively vinifera, with great attention and care paid to cultural practices and classic winemaking techniques. 

2013 wine release - While they last the 2012 white wines will be available at the winery on summer Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The wines will not be distributed to wine stores until September, if anything remains. The only southern Ohio winery mentioned in Jancis Robinson's Hardcover "American Wines".

Kinkead Ridge featured as a "Rising Star" in Opus Vino - Read more...

19741 Victory Lane – Fayetteville (513) 875-3739

Tanglewood FarmTanglewood Farm is a small Alpaca farm where individual attention, daily maintenance and clean animals is the norm. This is a breeding farm which also has the products made from the fleece of the animals for sale. Tours can be scheduled.

8541 Louderback Road, Sardinia (937) 446-3045

Ohio Valley Natural FibersWhen folks think of Ohio, do textiles come to mind? Ohio Valley Natural Fibers has changed that for thousands of people. In continuous operation for over 20 years, we have become the premier custom fiber-processing mill in the county.

CUSTOM FIBER PROCESSING Our customization capabilities and techniques allow you to become the designer.

From Fleece to Yarn - and Beyond - We can show you how! We encourage you to visit our fiber mill and let us give you a tour. We have accommodations available for overnight visits for our customers.  

4456 SR 123 Blanchester (513) 875-3759 CRF currently grows over 390 cultivars (varieties).

Cedar Ridge FarmsLike many a daylily lover, we have grown increasingly fond of spiders,unusual forms, exotics, variants, and spidery type cultivars. Being very difficult to find, until recently, we've been on a quest to find and offer a large quantity of these cultivars for sale. We now number nearly 140 of these very beautiful and unique varieties, as well as 250 cultivars of the more common forms.  

American Hemerocallis Society Display garden Season is April – September.

22141 SR 251 Midland (513) 875-2500

A&M Farm OrchardsFall apple picking season is here, also you can pick grapes and pumpkins. Apples, cider, produce, pumpkins and fall decorations can be purchased in the country store. Hayrides on the weekends in the fall. School groups are welcome to schedule.

Open for U-Pick Strawberry season. Reopen mid-August through December. U-Pick apples and grapes, fresh cider, pumpkins and fall decorations. Country store with produce, honey, maple syrup, jams & jellies and much more. Hayrides on weekends in fall. School tours of welcome. Call for details.

Meranda-Nixon WineryMeranda-Nixon Winery

6517 Laycock Rd. Ripley, Oh 45167 937-392-4654

"Revitalizing the Ohio River Valley Region one vine at a time" Seth Meranda Every Saturday 4PM to 9:30PM Steak and Salmon dinners accompanied with a bottle of wine. Now accepting reservations Meranda-Nixon Winery receives 'Ohio Quality Wine' designation from Governor Ted Strickland and Ohio. Meranda-Nixon winery featured in Wall Street Journal

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Ursulines of Brown CountyIn July of 1845, eleven women arrived in Saint Martin, a village of French and Irish settlers at the northern tip of Brown County. John Baptist Purcell, Archbishop of Cincinnati had urged these Ursuline Sisters to establish a school for young ladies. On the campus in 1971 Chatfield College opened its doors to the public.

The Indian Creek Wildlife Area at Fayetteville, managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, offers nearly 1800 acres of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. For more information see For more information on wildlife areas.

Ohio Tobacco Museum, Inc. is located at 703 So. Second Street (U.S. Rt. 52) beside the former tobacco warehouses.

The two-story brick house is of Federal and Georgian style architecture. This 1850s home was once owned by the Espey family. Mr. Espey worked for Heavy Munition Works in Cincinnati, the company that produced Ripley’s three cannons for protection during the Civil War. The historic home became the site of the Ohio Tobacco Museum in 1988 and stands as the only such museum in the state of Ohio. The contents of the museum have been provided through public and private donations and represent the story of Ripley’s unique southern Ohio agricultural history.

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Ripley MuseumThe Ripley Museum collection and research library is housed in an 1850s frame home of federal architectural style. The 10 rooms are filled with collectibles dating from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century. Open on Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Phone: (937) 392-4660

Augusta FerryThe trip takes about five minutes, but at most 10 minutes. The ferry runs 364 days per year, 12 hours per day. It is closed on Christmas day and if the wind reaches 30 miles per hour or the river is up the ferry is closed. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. There is a charge of $5 per vehicle and free for pedestrian traffic. For more information, contact Augusta Ferry, Inc. at 201 Seminary Ave. in Augusta, Ky. Phone: (606) 756-3291.

Covered Bridges of Brown County OhioThere were over 80 covered bridges in Brown County spanning such picturesque streams as Straight Creek, White Oak Creek, Red Oak Creek and the East Fork of the Little Miami River. Today, five bridges remain as a part of Brown County’s local heritage and history. Three of these are open to vehicular traffic, two are by-passed and open to foot traffic.

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Mt. Oreb DepotThe Mount Oreb Depot, built in 1886 is the oldest building in Mount Orab at the corner of Front and Woodyard Streets. It was closed in the early 1970's. It was donated to the Mount Orab Women's Club and is on the National Register of Historic Places along with a wooden caboose. The train depot is now used for meetings and community activities.

John P. Parker HouseThe John P. Parker House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and was the home of John Parker a former slave, abolitionist, inventor, and businessman. He is credited with helping hundreds of slaves escape slavery to the north through the alleys, creeks and underbrush.The Parker Home Museum opened in 2003 after a restoration project.

Rankin HouseThe Rankin House is a State Memorial and a National Historic Landmark that was the home of Rev. John Rankin an anti-slavery leader. This home was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Views from the house include downtown Ripley and the Ohio River. For more information view the Ohio History web site. - Download hours - New for 2012 expanded parking lot with motorcoach drop off and parking. Rankin house restoration brings slavery 'beacon' to life Written by John Johnston – Cincinnati Enquirer

Contact Information

Sonja Cropper
P.O. Box 329
740 Mt. Orab Pike
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
Phone: 937-378-1970
Cell: 513-304-1523
Hours: Call first, Mon-Fri

Brown County Tourism

Brown County featured on Ohio News Network Video

On Tuesday September 1, 2009 a new marketing video was filmed to promote the rich heritage, events and life style in Brown County to visitors. The video was produced by Ohio News Network and was featured in a brand new weekly magazine show, Ohio & Company. Veteran TV personality and host Eve Mueller showcases home, style, arts and living. Watch Video