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Welcome to Brownsville ...

The city of Brownsville is located in Houston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brownsville has a population of 505 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brownsville.

Brownsville is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Brownsville: (507)

The ZIP code for Brownsville: 55919<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brownsville had an population of 505 people. This is an increase of 8.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brownsville had a population of 466 people. This makes Brownsville the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 466 people, the population of Brownsville decreased 9.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 517 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brownsville.

Communities Also Named Brownsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Brownsville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (3), Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (6), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Vermont, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Brownsville ...

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

  • La Crosse [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
    • La Crosse [La Crosse County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,163 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
  • Onalaska [La Crosse County]
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    • Onalaska [La Crosse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
  • Holmen [La Crosse County]
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    • Holmen [La Crosse County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmen
  • La Crescent [Houston County]
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    • La Crescent [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crescent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crescent<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Salem [La Crosse County]
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      • West Salem [La Crosse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Salem
    • Caledonia [Houston County]
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      • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<7>
    • Bangor [La Crosse County]
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      • Bangor [La Crosse County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
    • Houston [Houston County]
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      • Houston [Houston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<7>
    • Coon Valley [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Valley
      • Coon Valley [Vernon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Valley
    • Hokah [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokah
      • Hokah [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokah<7>

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 Brownsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brownsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brownsville. 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 Brownsville.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brownsville ...

Looking for more information about Brownsville? 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 Brownsville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brownsville.

Adding Brownsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brownsville 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 Brownsville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brownsville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Houston County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Houston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brownsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Brownsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brownsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Brownsville) 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 Brownsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrownsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6941, Longitude: -91.2798    
<6>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.
<7>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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