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Brown County Information
Est. March 1, 1819
It is named for Major General Jacob Brown, an officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy's
The county seat is Georgetown.
Brown County was said to be the place of origin of the "White Burley"
type of tobacco, grown in 1864 by George Webb and Joseph Fore on the farm of Captain Frederick Kautz near Higginsport
from seed from Bracken County, Kentucky.
There is a monument at the Ohio Tobacco Museum in Ripley to commemorate the
discovery. [source: wikipedia]
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