Welcome to Brown County Ohio
Welcome to Brown County Ohio Government's home on the web. Overseen by a three-member Board of County Commissioners, Brown County Government provides services to the more than 45,000 residents of Brown County and its towns and villages. This site links you to the county's programs, services and departments. You will also find links to web sites of the towns and villages that fall within the county boundaries, other public agencies and separately elected constitutional officers. We hope this information will help you find out what is available in our wonderful community.
The county is located about 30-40 minutes east of Cincinnati. Brown County is bordered by the Ohio River on the South, Clermont on the West, Adams on East and Highland and Clinton in the Northern part of the county.
It was formed in 1817 from parts of Adams and Clermont counties. The name comes from Jacob Brown, a hero of the War of 1812.
Georgetown, the largest village in the county, is the county seat. It is also the boyhood home of Ulysses S. Grant. The Rankin House in Ripley was the first established station of the underground railroad which enabled slaves to escape to freedom.
Agricultural products include; tobacco, livestock, and grain. Other principle industries in Brown county include; plastic machinery parts, surgical equipment, non-alcoholic beverages, cement blocks, metal tool boxes, and wildlife art prints.