Ohio Clothesline of Quilts Trail created by National GeographicGive Donna Sue Groves credit for this tribute to her mother, which began with a painted quilt square on the family farm's barn in Manchester. Now more than twenty barns in Adams County are decorated, each with a different pattern, creating a quilt sampler that honors this Appalachian tradition. Travel on state routes and side roads through five counties to find more of the Pinwheel, Lemoyne Stars, Windmill, Hour Glass and other unique pattern designs. The idea-birthed in Ohio-and now spreading across Appalachia and America-created an unexpected surge to preserve the barns on which the squares are painted, while linking the shared heritage of the region. Download Map icon Ohio Clothesline of Quilts Trail created by National Geographic (387.2 kB)
Historic RipleyThis tour includes fourteen different sites in historic Ripley some of those being along the Ohio River. The Parker House and the Rankin House are National Historic Landmarks and are both are open to the public. Also on this tour is the burial site of Rev. John Rankin and his wife Jean. This tour is part of the National Millennium Trail. For more information visit the Ripley, Ohio website. www.ripleyohio.net
U.S. GrantThe Land of Grant Tour has 3 locations to visit two of which are located in Georgetown, Brown County and one in Point Pleasant, Clermont County. Grant's Boyhood Home and the Grant Schoolhouse are located in Georgetown. Grant's birthplace on the banks of the Ohio River is in Point Pleasant. These sites are operated by the Ohio Historical Society. For more information visit the OHS online. www.ohiohistory.org SAVE THE DATE FOR ED BEARSS 2012 PROGRAM  (PDF)
Quilt Barn & Covered Bridge TourThe Quilt Barn and Covered Bridge tour is a tour of Brown County Covered Bridges (5) that remain a part of Brown County’s local heritage and local barns that display works of art that a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and local resident merged her passions of fine arts, restoration work and quilting by translating patterns to works of public art to be shown throughout the county. The tour offers 19 barns and five bridges; 3 of the bridges are open to vehicular traffic; 2 are by-passed and open to foot traffic.
Rankin HouseWelcome to the first in a series of day trip maps created for people to actively experience history. This tour is the product of a collaborative effort between Brown County Tourism and Adventure Cycling Association and features three loop routes that will transport you into the rich Underground Railroad history of Brown County while providing you with a beautiful bike ride fit for people of all ages and abilities. www.freedomslanding.com

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