Brown County, Wisconsin

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Brown County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 226,778. The county seat is Green Bay. The United States Census Bureau's Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties.

Brown County is one of Wisconsin's two original counties along with Crawford County and originally spanned the entire eastern half of the state when formed by the Michigan Territorial legislature in 1818. It has since been subdivided to its present area. It was named for Major General Jacob Brown, a successful military leader during the War of 1812.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 615 square miles (1,592.8 km2), of which 529 square miles (1,370.1 km2) is land and 87 square miles (225.3 km2) (14.10%) is water.

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