Brown County, Illinois

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Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the population is 6,950. Its county seat is Mount Sterling, Illinois[1]. Siloam Springs State Park is located partly in this county.



Brown County was formed out of Schuyler County in 1839. It is named in honor of Gen. Jacob Brown, who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor in 1813.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 307 square miles (795.1 km2), of which 306 square miles (792.5 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.52%) is water. The Illinois River flows along part of the county's eastern border.

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