As you can see from the charts below, the population in Hendricks County has almost doubled since 1989 and so has the housing stock. Tremendous growth with only a slight slowdown in the past couple of years.
|The Brownsburg BowWOW Bash is a fundraiser for the Hendricks County Humane Society. 100% of the proceeds will be donated for a new dog park in Brownsburg!
This event was the idea of Courtney Sackett (12 years old) who wants to “paw it forward” to the dogs of Hendricks County! She is using her own funds to promote this event.
This event will be fun for the entire family!
$5 per Human / Dogs are Free!
Please make sure your dog is current on vaccinations and no dogs in heat, please.
We also need volunteers for this event, please call the Hendricks County Humane Society ( HCHS or 317.718.0312 ) or Sheryl Sackett (email@example.com or 317.852.3893 ) to volunteer your time. We will need volunteers from 9am-4pm.
THE BROWNSBURG BOWWOW BASH!
Saturday, August 6
On August 25th, 1835 a man by the name of William Harris recorded a plat of land under the name of Harrisburgh. This land had been purchased by him and other family members during the early 1830’s. At the time he recorded the plat in Danville, he mostly owned the land to the north of what is now SR 136 and Joshua Harris owned the land to the south side extending west of White Lick Creek.
As William seemed to be determined to develop the area, Joshua sold a portion to William on September 17, 1836 making William the sole owner of the area around what is now SR 136 and Green St. William then divided the area into lots to establish the town center at this point to be known as Harrisburgh. When the first post office was to be setup in the new town, it was determined there was already a town named Harrisburgh in Indiana (that no longer exists) so the town name was changed to Brownsburgh in honor of James B. Brown, the original settler of the area.
In 1848 the town was incorporated and a chairman and 5 trustees were elected to oversee town affairs. Due to reasons not clear this status was lost afterwards until 1893 and the county commissioners revived the status but the “h” was dropped from the name.
So if not for a town that no longer exists, we would be cheering on the Harrisburgh Bulldogs.
This information from a great book, “The Village of Brownsburg” by Peg Kennedy and Frankie Konovsek.