Brown County Minnesota
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Brown county was named in honor of Joseph Renshaw Brown, who was one of Minnesota’s most prominent pioneers. He was a drummer boy with the first detachment of troops for Ft. Snelling. He became a trader with the Sioux Indians, and as settlers began to come in, a speculator in lands and town sites. He was publisher of the Minnesota Pioneer for some time, was an inventor and held many territorial offices.

The county was created on February 20, 1855, with the county seat as New Ulm, which has never been changed. It is in southwestern Minnesota, sixty miles from the Twin Cities. It contains six hundred and sixteen square miles, or three hundred and ninety-four thousand, seven hundred and twenty acres, of which almost seven thousand are covered by water by the presence of its numerous lakes. Read more...

Online at Brown County

Brown County Townships

Brown County Military
Brown County in the Civil War
Brown County in the Spanish-American War
National Guard and Armory

Directories in Brown County
Bashaw Township Directory, 1916
Burnstown Township Directory, 1916
Home Township Sleepy Eye Business Directory, 1916
Lake Hanska Township, Hanska Business Directory, 1916
Milford Township, Essig Business Directory, May, 1916
Prairieville Township, Evan Business Directory, 1916 (small)
Prairieville Township, Cobden Business Directory, 1916 (small)

Towns and Villages
Burnstown Township, Village Of Springfield
Home Township, City of Sleepy Eye
Lake Hanska Township, Village of Hanska
Milford Township, Village of Essig
Prairieville Township, Village of Cobden

Land and Other Records of Brown County
Farm Names of Brown County
Brown County Minnesota Incorporated and Un-Incorporated Places
Brown County, Minnesota Old and Present Named Places
Brown County Minnesota Past And Present Post Offices
Brown County Minnesota First and Important Events
Brown County Minnesota Secret, Fraternal and Social Organizations

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Source: History of Brown County, Minnesota, L. A. Fritsche, M.D., Editor, Volume I, 1916


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