Brown County, Ohio

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Brown County, Ohio
Brown County Courthouse in Georgetown from southwest.jpg
Seal of Brown County, Ohio
Seal
Location within Ohio
Location within Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
FoundedMarch 1, 1818
Named forGeneral Jacob Brown
SeatGeorgetown
Largest villageGeorgetown
Area
 • Total493 sq mi (1,277 km2)
 • Land490 sq mi (1,269 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010)44,846
 • Density92/sq mi (36/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.browncountyohio.gov

Brown County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,846.[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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  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. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  4. Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243.