Brown County, South Dakota

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Brown County, South Dakota
Brown county south dakota courthouse aberdeen.jpg
Location within South Dakota
Location within South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
FoundedJuly 6, 1881[1]
SeatAberdeen
Largest cityAberdeen
Area
 • Total1,731 sq mi (4,483 km2)
 • Land1,713 sq mi (4,437 km2)
 • Water18 sq mi (47 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)39,128
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
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.
  4. History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.