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'''1856--'''Brown County was created 27 August 1856 from [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]] and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Brownwood <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1856--'''Brown County was created 27 August 1856 from [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]] and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Brownwood <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Henry Stevenson Brown, (1793-1834). Henry Stevenson Brown, early settler, trader, and Indian fighter, was born in Madison County, Kentucky, on March 8, 1793, the son of Caleb and Jemima (Stevenson) Brown.  
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The county was named for Henry Stevenson Brown, (1793-1834), early settler, trader, and Indian fighter, who was born in Madison County, Kentucky, on March 8, 1793, the son of Caleb and Jemima (Stevenson) Brown.
  
 
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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1856--Brown County was created 27 August 1856 from Comanche and Travis Counties. County seat: Brownwood [1]

The county was named for Henry Stevenson Brown, (1793-1834), early settler, trader, and Indian fighter, who was born in Madison County, Kentucky, on March 8, 1793, the son of Caleb and Jemima (Stevenson) Brown.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1880, 1894--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in March 1880 and February 1894.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Bangs | Blanket | Brownwood | Early | Grosvenor | Lake Brownwood | May | Thrifty | Zephyr |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

List of Churches in Brown County from the Brown County TXGenWeb site.

St. John's Episcopal Church, Brownwood History from the Brown County TXGenWeb site

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).