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Brown County is situated in the northeastern portion of Kansas, being located in the first tier of counties, from Nebraska. Doniphan County lies to the east, Atchison and Jackson counties to the south, and Nemaha County to the west. Source: Cutler's History of the State of Kansas 


County Seat: Hiawatha

Date organized: 1855

County History:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas 
  2. National and State Registers of Historic Places 
  3. History of the city of Hiawatha 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Davis Memorial in Hiawatha,Kansas 
  2. Courthouse Square District in Hiawatha, Kansas

Indian Nations Reservations: 

This is a listing of but a few Indian reservations in the State of Kansas.  Other reservations will appear in the appropriate county. (Note to my Native American readers, please help me keep your history and information accurate. I appreciate any and all insight from you. Thanks, the Editor)

  1. Ioway Tribe (European Americans know this tribe as the Iowa)
  2. Sac and Fox 
  3. The Kickapoo Indian Nation 

County Historical Society:

Brown County Historical Society 

Websites about the county:

  1. Brown County Kansas Government 
  2. City of Hiawatha 
  3. City of Horton