Brown County, South Dakota

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Brown County
Brown County Courthouse in summer
Map of South Dakota highlighting Brown County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°36′N 98°21′W / 45.6°N 98.35°W / 45.6; -98.35
Country United States
State South Dakota
FoundedJuly 6, 1881[1]
SeatAberdeen
Largest cityAberdeen
Area
 • Total1,731 sq mi (4,480 km2)
 • Land1,713 sq mi (4,440 km2)
 • Water18 sq mi (50 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
39,128
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.brown.sd.us

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 36,531 people lived there,[2] making it the fourth-most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Aberdeen.[3] The county is named after Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879.[1][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 596
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.