Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Brown County, contact:

Brown County Genealogical Society

116 S 7th Street

Hiawatha, KS  66434-2307

e-mail: bcgs@embarqmail.com

BR   Brown County, Kansas (formerly Browne County), was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for Albert Brown, a U.S. Senator from Mississippi who promoted Kansas statehood. The county seat of Brown County is Hiawatha, Kansas.

Brown County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Horses Wreck A Train

KANSAS CITY, KS - A Missouri Pacific passenger tain, north-bound, leaving here at 9:15 o'clock Sunday night, was wrecked at Wolf Creek, Kan., one and one-half miles east of Hiawatha at midnight Sunday night, by running into a bunch of horses. The engineer and fireman...

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Kickapoo Danced To Death

HIAWATHA - The Kickapoo Indians had a dance Sunday, and did not stop dancing when one of the number fell dead. A half-breed has inspired them with the idea that the white people will turn into buffaloes and deer before spring, and that the negro would disappear. The...

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