|Founded||March 1, 1818|
|Named for||General Jacob Brown|
|• Total||493 sq mi (1,280 km2)|
|• Land||490 sq mi (1,300 km2)|
|• Water||3.4 sq mi (9 km2) 0.7%|
|• Density||92/sq mi (36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Brown County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,846. The county seat is Georgetown. The county was created in 1818 and is named for Major General Jacob Brown, an officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
Brown County is part of the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Brown County was said to be the place of origin of the White Burley type of tobacco, grown in 1864 by George Webb and Joseph Fore on the farm of Captain Frederick Kautz near Higginsport from seed from Bracken County, Kentucky.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
- Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243.