Named for Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown [1775-1828] was a Brigadier General of NY volunteers during the early years of the War of 1812. By 1815, he was Commander-in-chief of the Army. He received a gold medal for his action at Chippewa, Erie, and Niagra.
Established in 1839
Formed from Schuyler County, Illinois on 1 Feb 1839.
Part of the Military TractLand granted to veterans of the War of 1812. [More about the Military Tract]