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Welcome to Brown County Kansas, below are links to different sites on the web that pertain to Brown County, along with sites that  have information that I have uploaded.  Stay tuned as more sites and information will be added on a regular basis. If you know of other sites that deal with Brown County pleases contact Rebecca Maloney  or if you have any interesting tidbits/facts that you may want to share please contact me.

Brown county was organized in 1855. Hiawatha was incorporated in 1857 and became the Brown county seat in 1858. The county was named for Albert G. Browne, of Mississippi, who had been Senator and member of the House of Representatives from that state, was United States Senator at the date of the Act organizing Kansas Territory, was relected for six years in 1859, but withdrew with Jefferson Davis on the secession of the Southern states.  The name is properly spelled with an e in the original statute, but on the county seal the e was left off--accidently, probably. All later statues present the name without the final e.

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Brown County Kansas History
Brown County Kansas in the Civil War
Kansas Sites on the web
Native Americans of Brown County
Brown County Kansas sites on the web
Genealogical and Historical Societies of Brown Co & other important address's (this also has info on books for sale by the genealogical society and info on obtaining copies of obits.and Funeral Home address's).
Vitals Records for Brown County Kansas
Brown County Kansas Obituaries

Obituaries of Kansas

Cemeteries in Brown County Kansas

Marriages in Brown County Kansas 1857-1873

Historic Places in Brown County Kansas

Free Irish Genealogy Ebooks

USGW Special Projects

History of Brown County

Cutler's History of Brown County

Brown County, Kansas History
History of Political Candidates in Brown County
Hiawatha, Kansas - this page includes brief histories  and pictures of some of the historical sites of this town
Brown County History comp. by E.N. Morrill in 1876

Biographies in 1919 Kansas and Kansans

Kansas, Brown County - Brull, Jacob (v5)
- Cooper, Carl Franklin (v5)
- Foster, Charles Daniel (v5)
- Isely, Charles C. (v5)
- Johnson, Joseph Elliott (v4)
- Kissell, John Wesley (v4)
- Reid, George L. (v5)
- Sproul, O. A. (v5)
- Thorpe, Thornton N. (v4)
- Tyler, James C. (v5)


Civil War in Brown County Kansas

Residents who volunteered for the army
Martyrs drafted from Brown County
1883 List of Pensioners from Brown County
World War 11 Casualties from Brown County

Vital Records for Brown County Kansas

Deaths in Brown County for:
1907 | 1908 | 1909 | 1910 | 1911 |

Native Americans in Brown County

Kickapoo census records for 1891-1903 and 1905-1940 lookups
Ioway tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Indian Graves and Cemeteries
Indian Missions in Kansas
Indian Agencies and Villages in Kansas
Cutlers History of the Brown Co.,Kansas Indian tribes

Brown County Sites on the web

Hiawatha High School
Brown County Kansas Place Names
Brown County Kansas Census Records
Robinson Middle School

Kansas Counties - Brown
1878 Brown County Map

Kansas sites on the web related to Genealogy

Kansas genealogy links
Cyndi's List of Genealogy relating to Kansas
Kansas Historical and Genealogical Societies
John Rigdons Genealogical sites on the Web

Cutlers History of the state of Kansas

Old West Kansas
Pioneer Trail

Kansas State Historical Society State Archives 
Where to Write for Vital Records - Kansas 
Kansas Heritage Server

Genealogical and Historical Society and other important addess's

Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon St
Hiwatha, Ks.  66434
Co. Clerk Office 785-742-2581
Reg. of Deeds Office  785-742-3741

To obtain copies of Marriages certificates, please contact:
District Clerk Office
601 Oregon St.
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
Ph #785-742-7481

Libraries located in Brown County

Horton Free Library
809 First Ave. East
Horton, Ks 66439

Morrill Public Library
431 Oregon
Hiwatha, Ks  66434
Ph # 785-742-3831

The library has the obit file for up to 1951 and they have the newspapers on microfilm. If you need a copy of an obit prior to 1952 please contact them for  information on obtaining copies.
The Brown County Genealogical Society is in the process of indexing all the obits, marriages, and birth announcements for all years. The Horton newspaper office donated all the obits that they had to the society so they could index them also. This project will take some time so please be patient. And should you have any questions please contact the Brown County Genealogical Society.

Genealogical and Historical Soc. address's and info

Brown County, Kansas Genealogical Society
116 S. 7th Street
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434
Ph. 785-742-7511
Hours: 9 - 4 Tues thru Friday, 9 - 3 Saturday, 6 -8:30 Thursday evenings or by appointment

Brown County, Kansas Historical Society
611 Utah Street
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434

The Brown County Kansas Genealogical Society dues are $10.00 per year for individual or $15.00 per year for family. Should you have any further questions please contact Sandy Carter.
The Brown County Genealogical Society have the followings books for sale: ( contact either the genealogical society or Sandy Carter if you have any questions.)
Cemetery records of Brown County, Kansas, Vol. 1   $15.00
Marriage Records A & B  7/30/1857 to 4/29/1880    $15.00
Marriage Records C & D 6/1880 to 1/1/1889            $15.00
Marriage Records E & F  1/1/1889 to 1/1/1895         $15.00
The Civil War & Your Ancestors                                $2.00
Memories of Pohattan, 1886-1972                             $3.00
Township Maps of Brown County, 1887                    $10.00
Brown County Civil War, 1861-1865                         $10.00
1860 Federal Census (w/ index)                                 $10.00

Kansas Genealogical & Historical Societies Online

Funeral Homes located in Brown County, Kansas:

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home
519 N 1st
Hiawatha, Ks 66434

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home
1720 1st Ave East
Horton, Ks 66439

Dishon Mapel Chaney Mortuary
90 Central Ave
Horton, Ks 66439

Framke-Casselman-Meeks Funeral Home
124 S. 7th
Hiawatha, Ks 66434

Should you have any questions or comments please contact
mailme  Rebecca Maloney

Should you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact
Tom & Carolyn Ward
KSGenWeb State Coordinators

Rebecca Maloney
KSGenWeb Brown County Coordinator

National Coordinator - Linda K Lewis