Brown County, Illinois, USA

 

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 Tract

Land granted to veterans of the War of 1812. [More about the Military Tract]


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