Brown County, South Dakota

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Brown County
Brown County Courthouse in fall
Brown County Courthouse in fall
Flag of Brown County
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]
Largest cityAberdeen
 • Total1,731 sq mi (4,480 km2)
 • Land1,713 sq mi (4,440 km2)
 • Water18 sq mi (50 km2)  1.0%
 • Total38,301
 • Density22/sq mi (8.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, 38,301 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. "QuickFacts: Brown County, South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  4. History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.