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Brown County, Ohio

Brown County, Ohio
Seal of Brown County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1818
Named for General Jacob Brown
Seat Georgetown
Largest village Georgetown
 • Total 493 sq mi (1,277 km2)
 • Land 490 sq mi (1,269 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.7%
 • (2010) 44,846
 • Density 92/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .gov.browncountyohiowww

Brown County is a

  • Brown County Auditor
  • Brown County News
  • Brown County Fair
  • Brown County Government

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243. 
  5. ^ (Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopædia Britannica. (9th ed.) and to All Other Encyclopaedias, Volume 1), 1883, p. 123, accessed 5 February 2011Encyclopædia Britannica. American SupplementJ.M. Stoddart,
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  13. ^ "Brown County Commissioners". Brown County web Portal. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Applegate gets the nod for County Commissioner". Brown County News Democrat. June 11, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 


See also

  • Arnheim
  • Ash Ridge
  • Bardwell
  • Boudes Ferry
  • Brownstown
  • Centerville
  • Chasetown
  • Crosstown
  • Decatur
  • Eastwood
  • Ellsbury
  • Feesburg
  • Fincastle
  • Fivemile
  • Heitt
  • Levanna
  • Locust Ridge
  • Macon
  • Maple
  • Neals Corner
  • Neel
  • New Harmony
  • New Hope
  • Upper Fivemile
  • Vera Cruz
  • Wahlsburg
  • White Oak

Unincorporated communities



Map of Brown County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels


  • The News Democrat (Georgetown)
  • The Brown County Press (Mount Orab)
  • The County Free Press (Georgetown, Monthly)
  • The Ripley Bee (Ripley, Weekly)


  • WRAC C103 Country 103.1 FM (Georgetown)
  • WAOL 99.5 (Ripley)



Barry Woodruff (R), Daryll Gray (R), Tony Applegate (R).[14]

Brown County has three County Commissioners who oversee the various County departments. Current Commissioners are: .[13]


The median income for a household in the county was $38,303, and the median income for a family was $43,040. Males had a median income of $32,647 versus $22,483 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,100. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

There were 15,555 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 42,285 people, 15,555 households, and 11,790 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 17,193 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.08% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.5% were of American, 28.2% German, 10.7% English and 10.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.


Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 493 square miles (1,280 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.7%) is water.[6]


Brown County was said to be the place of origin of the Bracken County, Kentucky. He noticed it yielded a different type of light leaf shaded from white to yellow, and cured differently. By 1866, he harvested 20,000 pounds of Burley tobacco and sold it in 1867 at the St. Louis Fair for $58 per hundred pounds. By 1883, the principal market for this tobacco was Cincinnati, but it was grown throughout central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.[5] Later the type became referred to as burley tobacco, and it was air-cured.

White burley tobacco monument dedicated on August 7, 1964 and located at the Ohio Tobacco Museum in Ripley.



  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Government 4
  • Media 5
    • Radio 5.1
    • Newspapers 5.2
  • Communities 6
    • Villages 6.1
    • Townships 6.2
    • Unincorporated communities 6.3
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Brown County is part of the Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

[4].Battle of Lundy's Lane who was wounded at the War of 1812, an officer in the Jacob Brown for Major General named and is [3] The county was created in 1818[2]

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