Brown County, Illinois

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Brown County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,937.[1] The county seat is Mount Sterling.[2]

Siloam Springs State Park is in this county.

History[change | change source]

Brown County was founded in 1839. It is named in honor of U.S. General Jacob Brown, who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor in 1813.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.