Feed Store, Helmsburg, Brown County, 1992

Feed Store, Helmsburg
Brown County, 1992

Helmsburg is a small town in northwestern Brown County. The Feed Store is located directly across from the location of the old train depot and near where a stockyard used to exist along with a sawmill, flour mill, cannery and various other entities. Early in its history a fire burned most of the town to the ground. Helmsburg had challenged Nashville for prominence in the region but when train travel was replaced in large part by the automobile Nashville won out. The town rebuilt but on a much smaller scale and struggled to maintain a viable economy. Today the town features a sock factory, a sawmill, small galleries and shops and a few additional businesses.