History of Brown County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin GenWeb ProjectA Brief History of Brown County, Wisconsin

For a brief review of the events that affected the area now known as Brown County, Wisconsin follow the applicable period links below, or just review the timeline graphic on this page.

A History of Wisconsin:  "Stories of the Badger State" by Reuben Gold Thwaites is on-line.

There are also two available County Histories available for Brown County (check your library for):

  1. History of Brown County, Wisconsin, Past and Present, by Deborah B. Martin. 2 vols. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1913.

  2. Birthplace of a Commonwealth: A Short History of Brown County, by JAck Rudolph. green Bay: Brown County Hist. Society, 1976.

If interested in a particular area you can also try the Historical Societies in Brown County.

Brown County Timeline

If you can contribute any more specifics to this page please contact: Dick Balza.

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Last updated: January 16th, 2000