Brown County, South Dakota

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Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 35,460. Its county seat is Aberdeen[2]. The county is named after Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879.[1]

Brown County is part of the Aberdeen, South Dakota, Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,731 square miles (4,483.3 km2), of which 1,713 square miles (4,436.6 km2) is land and 18 square miles (46.6 km2) (1.05%) is water.


The county is divided into forty-four townships: Aberdeen, Allison, Bates, Bath, Brainard, Cambria, Carlisle, Claremont, Columbia, East Hanson, East Rondell, Franklyn, Frederick, Garden Prairie, Garland, Gem, Greenfield, Groton, Hecla, Henry, Highland, Lansing, Liberty, Lincoln, Mercier, New Hope, North Detroit, Oneota, Ordway, Osceola, Palmyra, Portage, Prairiewood, Putney, Ravinia, Richland, Riverside, Savo, Shelby, South Detroit, Warner, West Hanson, Westport, West Rondell.

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