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Brown County, Ohio

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Brown County
Brown County Courthouse
Brown County Courthouse
Official seal of Brown County
Map of Ohio highlighting Brown County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°56′N 83°52′W / 38.93°N 83.87°W / 38.93; -83.87
Country United States
State Ohio
Founded1 March 1818
Named forGeneral Jacob Brown
Largest villageGeorgetown
 • Total493 sq mi (1,280 km2)
 • Land490 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2)  0.7%
 • Total43,676
 • Density89/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd

Brown County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 43,676.[1] The county seat is Georgetown.[2] The county was created in 1818[3] 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.[4]

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.


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  1. "QuickFacts: Brown County, Ohio". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. "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.
  4. Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243.