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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Brown County''' <br>
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'''Brown County''', Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Brown County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = August 30
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| seat wl = Hiawatha
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| building image = Brown county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Brown County, Kansas Courthouse|Brown County Courthouse]]'''<br>601 Oregon Street<br>Hiawatha, Kansas 66434<br>Phone: 785.742.2581
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://ks-brown.manatron.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>601 Oregon Street<br>Hiawatha, KS 66434<br>Phone: 785.742.2581<br><br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1800’s and marriage records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1857. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brown County, Kansas 248 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1855--'''Brown County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Hiawatha <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1855--'''Brown County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Hiawatha <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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The [[Kickapoo Indian Reservation (Kansas)|Kickapoo Indian Reservation]] is located within the boundaries of Brown County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Atchison County, Kansas|Atchison]]
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*[[Doniphan County, Kansas|Doniphan]]
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*[[Holt County, Missouri|Holt County, Missouri]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kansas|Jackson]]
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*[[Nemaha County, Kansas|Nemaha]]
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*[[Richardson County, Nebraska|Richardson County, Nebraska]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Soldiers from Brown County enlisted in:
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1st Regiment, Companies A and B
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2nd Infantry Regiment, Companies Dand G<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Company I
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5th Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7th Regiment, Companies A, C, H, and I
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8th Regiment, Companies C and D
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9th Regiment, Company A
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11th Regiment, Company F
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 13th Regiment, Companies A, B, E, G, H, I
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14th Cavalry Regiment , Companies A, H, L, K
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16th Cavalry Regiment ,&nbsp; Companies A, C, and K
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nebraska 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Missouri Regiments 5 and 25<br>
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All regiments are Kansas Infantry unless otherwise indicated.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=203658&subject_disp=Kansas%2C+Brown&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Brown/ Brown County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Brown County

Brown County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Brown County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Hiawatha
Courthouse
Brown county courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434
Phone: 785.742.2581

Contents

County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Phone: 785.742.2581

Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and
court records from 1800’s and marriage records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1857. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Brown County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Hiawatha [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

The Kickapoo Indian Reservation is located within the boundaries of Brown County.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Brown County, Kansas for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Soldiers from Brown County enlisted in:

     1st Regiment, Companies A and B

     2nd Infantry Regiment, Companies Dand G

     2nd Cavalry Regiment, Company I

     5th Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L

     7th Regiment, Companies A, C, H, and I

     8th Regiment, Companies C and D

     9th Regiment, Company A

     11th Regiment, Company F

     13th Regiment, Companies A, B, E, G, H, I

     14th Cavalry Regiment , Companies A, H, L, K

     16th Cavalry Regiment ,  Companies A, C, and K

     Nebraska 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L

     Missouri Regiments 5 and 25

All regiments are Kansas Infantry unless otherwise indicated.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brown County, Kansas 248 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).