Why do they call it that? Bean Station

Jul 11, 2010 Full story: WBIR-TV Knoxville 13

Officially incorporated in 1996, the City of Bean Station is one of the newest municipalities in Tennessee.

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bean girl

United States

#1 Jul 25, 2010
Contrary to some opinions, Bean Station was not named for legumes, but rather for the pioneering Bean family who settled here in the late 1700s, when this still wild and largely unexplored territory was part of North Carolina.
William Bean and Daniel Boone were the first white men known to have viewed the land around what is now Bean Station. They camped in the area in 1775, following the Cherokee’s Great War Path on their way to Ken-tuck.

The first permanent settlement is believed to have been established in 1776 by Robert Bean and William Bean II. The Beans were captains in the Revolutionary War, and were granted 3,000 acres of land along German Creek for their services.

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Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jul 25, 2010
Might as well ask why Bean Blossom and Gnaw Bone are called that, in Indiana.

It no longer exists, but 30 some years ago we still had a town called Epileptic Village way up in the north end of the state, by Lake Michigan.
there ya go

United States

#3 Jul 26, 2010
Uh Clem wrote:
Might as well ask why Bean Blossom and Gnaw Bone are called that, in Indiana.
It no longer exists, but 30 some years ago we still had a town called Epileptic Village way up in the north end of the state, by Lake Michigan.
Beanblossom, also spelled Bean Blossom, is an unincorporated town in Jackson Township, Brown County, Indiana. The town was named for the nearby Beanblossom Creek, which was in turn named for a person whose surname was Beanblossom.[3]

Bean Blossom is best known as the home of the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground, a 55-acre wooded campground which for more than 60 years has hosted music performances (mostly country and bluegrass),[citation needed] first at the Brown County Jamboree barn and currently at outdoor stages. A bluegrass festival (currently called the Bill Monroe Memorial Festival) has been held every June since 1967 and is the longest continuously-running bluegrass festival in the world.[citation needed]

In 2008, a charitable foundation was formed, called the Bean Blossom - Brown County Jamboree Preservation Foundation, with a mission of acquiring the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground to promote the traditional music played at that site, preserve the historical landmark, and foster development and civic pride in Brown County, Indiana.

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#4 Jul 26, 2010
Well hell -- I wanna play too. I've been curious about Gnaw Bone Indiana and thank Clem and 'there ya go' for the motivation to find out [Wikipedia is my friend]:

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Gnaw Bone is an unincorporated community in Brown County, Indiana.

One theory is that the town's name derives from that of the original French settlement in the area, Narbonne, named in turn for the southern French city of that name. To the ears of English settlers at the time, "Narbonne" sounded like and came to be known as "Gnaw Bone."[citation needed] The truth is that no one really knows how the name came about, although several stories and theories exist. One story says that many years ago some one was looking for a certain man and was told, "I seed him over at the Hawkins place a' gnawin' on a bone."

Gnaw Bone is situated on state highway 46, between Nashville and Columbus. It is known for its flea markets and has been promoted as the "flea market capital of the world", as it is said to have one flea market for every five residents.[citation needed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaw_Bone,_India...

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That part about the French word and the "ear" of settlers of British origin sounds similar to one explanation of the term Hoosier [Indiana is "The Hoosier State"].
Arminius

Buffalo, NY

#5 Jul 26, 2010
I've bean workin' on the railroad...

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#6 Jul 26, 2010
bean girl wrote:
Contrary to some opinions, Bean Station was not named for legumes, but rather for the pioneering Bean family who settled here in the late 1700s, when this still wild and largely unexplored territory was part of North Carolina.
William Bean and Daniel Boone were the first white men known to have viewed the land around what is now Bean Station. They camped in the area in 1775, following the Cherokee’s Great War Path on their way to Ken-tuck.
The first permanent settlement is believed to have been established in 1776 by Robert Bean and William Bean II. The Beans were captains in the Revolutionary War, and were granted 3,000 acres of land along German Creek for their services.
thanks!! interesting history info.

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#7 Jul 26, 2010
Uh Clem wrote:
Might as well ask why Bean Blossom and Gnaw Bone are called that, in Indiana.
It no longer exists, but 30 some years ago we still had a town called Epileptic Village way up in the north end of the state, by Lake Michigan.
Didn't the prison by New Castle used to be called Epileptic Village as well ?

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Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jul 26, 2010
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Didn't the prison by New Castle used to be called Epileptic Village as well ?
Not that I know of. It started out being called 'a bad idea' and later, when some angry high risk inmates from out of state (who were shipped in to 'save' taxpayer dollars) set fire to the place it was called 'see, we were right.'

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#9 Jul 26, 2010
Uh Clem wrote:
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Not that I know of. It started out being called 'a bad idea' and later, when some angry high risk inmates from out of state (who were shipped in to 'save' taxpayer dollars) set fire to the place it was called 'see, we were right.'
oh, back in the day, that facility was a State Hospital and many housed there were epileptic and/or mentally challenged other ways.

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#11 Jul 26, 2010
Uh Clem wrote:
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Not that I know of. It started out being called 'a bad idea' and later, when some angry high risk inmates from out of state (who were shipped in to 'save' taxpayer dollars) set fire to the place it was called 'see, we were right.'
yes ... "The Arizona Experiment". I guess the state mucky-mucks responsible for agreeing to this interstate contract must have been lobotomized.

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#12 Jul 26, 2010
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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oh, back in the day, that facility was a State Hospital and many housed there were epileptic and/or mentally challenged other ways.
Yep, that's the one.
bean boy

Morristown, TN

#13 Jul 27, 2010
i thought the question was about bean station tenn not indiana.>?

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#14 Jul 30, 2010
bean boy wrote:
i thought the question was about bean station tenn not indiana.>?
I say old Bean, your observation does ring true but there is no need to re-fight the Milagro Beanfield War over it. The Bean lass did answer the question in post #1. A little word association is not a bad thing, no ?!

What do you think Alan Bean, Orson Bean, and Sean Bean would have to say about this?

Be a sport, Mr. Bean.

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