Brown County, South Dakota
|Brown County, South Dakota|
Brown County Courthouse in summer
Location within South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||July 6, 1881|
|• Total||1,731 sq mi (4,483 km2)|
|• Land||1,713 sq mi (4,437 km2)|
|• Water||18 sq mi (47 km2), 1.0%|
|• Density||21/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 36,531 people lived there, making it the fourth-most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Aberdeen. The county is named after Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879.
References[change | change source]
- Legislative Manual, South Dakota, 2005, p. 596
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.