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Brown County History

Population:  36,531
County Seat:  Aberdeen
Square Miles:  1,750

In 1877, a first settlement appeared along the James River.  Columbia, involved in a contest with Ordway, and later with Aberdeen for the county seat, now boasts the oldest continuous post office in the country.

The county was named for a legislator, Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, who was instrumental in getting the various counties delineated and organized.

Brown County History

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