Brown County Sheriff’s Office
55 State Rd. 46 East
Nashville, Indiana 47448
Telephone - 812-988-6655
Fax – 812-988-8859
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Our Sheriff - Rick D. Followell
Brown County Sheriff, Rick D. Followell was elected to his first four year term in 2011. He brings to the citizens of this world famous county, 21 years of professional law enforcement experience all of which has been in Brown County. As the highest-ranking law enforcement official in Brown County, Sheriff Followell believes that the way to build trust between members of the Sheriff's Department, other government and social agencies, and most important the community, is to make sure that all department employees are well trained, highly motivated, and informed.
Chief Deputy -Jeff Deckard
Deputy, Jeff Deckard has a 36 year distinguished law enforcement career
and is retired from the Indiana State Police. His knowledge and
experience will be a great asset to the Brown County Sheriff's
Department. His professionalism and dedication is well documented and
his community involvement especially in the Brown County Schools will
help students to build trust and respect in county law enforcement.
Chief Deputy Deckard will introduce new programs to insure all
department personnel reflect a positive image within the community.
Jail Commander: Tony Sciscoe
Historic Brown County
The historic and rustic hills of Brown County covers 320 square miles, 16 miles east to west, 20 miles north to south and is home to 15,242 residents. The Brown County State Park is the largest state park in America and attracts over a million visitors from around the world annually. Brown County has the highest concentration of forested land of any of Indiana's 92 counties with 90% coverage. Tourism is the largest industry in the county. Simple quality of life is why people choose to live in Brown County. Columbus to the east and Bloomington to west provide the majority of jobs for the citizens of the county. Nashville is home to a variety of unique shops and hospitality establishments. The Sheriff's Department has a great working relationship with the Nashville Police Department and together the two have played an important part in preserving the historical heritage of Brown County Indiana.
Brown County Courts
Clerks Office PO BOX 85 20 E. Main Street Nashville, IN 47448
Beth Mulry (telephone) 812-988-5512 (fax) (812) 988-5562
Circuit Court PO BOX 85 20 E. Main Street Nashville, IN 47448
Hon. Judith A. Stewart, Judge
Douglas E. Van Winkle, Magistrate (telephone) (812) 988-7557
There is accessibility for persons with disabilities with parking available in the Courthouse parking for all official business.
The Historic Brown County Courthouse is located at 20 East Main Street in the center of Nashville. All mailings to Courthouse offices should be addressed to intended receiver with the following address: Brown Courthouse P.O. Box 85 Nashville, IN 47448.
The current Brown County Courthouse was constructed in 1873 and is the third on that location. The first log courthouse was built in 1837; it was replaced in 1853 by a brick structure which was destroyed by fire in 1873. The current building is a simple Greek Revival with features that reflect the styling of the structure destroyed in the 1873 fire. At a construction cost of $9,000 in 1874 the Brown County Courthouse today stands as integral part of the village charm which Nashville is known worldwide. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
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