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Welcome to Browns ...

Browns is located in Dallas County<1>.

The location of Browns has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Browns is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Browns lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Browns: (334)

Communities Also Named Browns ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Browns: This one is located in Dallas County and the other is located in Sumter County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 33 communities that are also named Browns - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia (5), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), Virginia and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Browns.

Communities near Browns ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Browns.

  • Selma (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
    • Selma lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Browns and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<5>
  • Valley Grande (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
    • Valley Grande lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Browns and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,468 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Marion (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Browns and is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Uniontown (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
    • Uniontown lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Browns and is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,150 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<5>
  • Thomaston (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
    • Thomaston lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Browns and is located in Marengo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
  • Newbern (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
    • Newbern lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Browns and is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
  • Orrville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
    • Orrville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Browns and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<5>
  • Faunsdale (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faunsdale
    • Faunsdale lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Browns and is located in Marengo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faunsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faunsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faunsdale<5>
  • Dayton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Browns and is located in Marengo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
  • Marion Junction (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
    • Marion Junction lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Browns and is located in Dallas County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Browns. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Browns.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Browns. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Browns.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Browns. See our Newspapers Page for Browns.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Browns ...

Looking for more information about Browns? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Browns, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Browns.

Adding Browns to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Browns in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Browns was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Browns on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Browns on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Browns

The Communities of Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browns. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Browns - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Browns) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Browns. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrownsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4368, Longitude: -87.3661       In this case, the coordinates for Browns have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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