Place:Brown, Illinois, United States

NameBrown
Alt namesBrownsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.967°N 90.733°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoSchuyler, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)


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Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 6,937, which is a decrease of 0.2% from 6,950 in 2000. Its county seat is Mount Sterling. Siloam Springs State Park is located partly in this county.

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History

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Brown County was formed out of Schuyler County in 1839. It is named in honor of U.S. General Jacob Brown, who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor in 1813.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 4,183
1850 7,198
1860 9,938
1870 12,205
1880 13,041
1890 11,951
1900 11,557
1910 10,397
1920 9,336
1930 7,892
1940 8,053
1950 7,132
1960 6,210
1970 5,586
1980 5,411
1990 5,836

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Brown County, Illinois, United States

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Resources

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