History of all 16 Counties: #2 Brown County


Map of Illinois highlighting Brown County


INTERESTING FACTS: Named for US General Jakob Brown who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett’s Harbor in 1813. Home to Western IL Corrections Center. Home to Siloam Springs National Park.


  1. Mount Sterling – Population 2,025, serves as the county seat. The railroad during the 1860s increased the economy and importance of the town.

*Link to National Register of Historic Places in Brown County

*History of Mt. Sterling and Brown County

*Siloam Springs National Park

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