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(Pointe Coupee Parish)

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Welcome to Brownville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Brownville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Brownville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Brownville, please Contact Us.


Brownville would have been located within present day Pointe Coupee Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Brownville is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Brownville was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brownville would have been located in the (225) area code.

Communities near Brownville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

New Roads   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Brownville

Simmesport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brownville

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Saint Francisville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Brownville

Located in West Feliciana Parish

Livonia   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Brownville

Krotz Springs   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brownville

Located in Saint Landry Parish

Melville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brownville

Located in Saint Landry Parish

Fordoche   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Brownville

Morganza   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of Brownville

Palmetto   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Brownville

Located in Saint Landry Parish

Batchelor   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brownville

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Brownville.

Communities Also Named Brownville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Brownville: This one is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and the other is located in Caldwell Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 16 communities that are also named Brownville - they are located in Alabama (4), Florida, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brownville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brownville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brownville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brownville:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Pointe Coupee Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brownville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brownville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7835, Longitude: -91.5898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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