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Brownton, Minnesota

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The location of Brownton

Welcome to Brownton ...

The city of Brownton is located in McLeod County.

The location of Brownton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Brownton has a population of 727 people<2> (see below for details).

Brownton is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Brownton: (320)

The ZIP code for Brownton: 55312<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brownton had a population of 762 people. This makes Brownton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Brownton represents 0.01% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 407th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 762 people, the population of Brownton decreased 5.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 807 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Brownton had an population of 727 people. This is a decrease of 4.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.91% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Brownton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Brownton - they are located in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

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 Brownton. 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 Brownton. 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 Brownton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brownton ...

Looking for more information about Brownton? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brownton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brownton.

Communities near Brownton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hutchinson   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Brownton

Glencoe   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Brownton

Gaylord   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Brownton

Located in Sibley County

Arlington   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Brownton

Located in Sibley County

Lester Prairie   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Brownton

Winthrop   [Map]

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

Located in Sibley County

Hector   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Brownton

Located in Renville County

Silver Lake   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Brownton

Gibbon   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brownton

Located in Sibley County

Buffalo Lake   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Brownton

Located in Renville County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Brownton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLeod County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brownton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownton - 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 Brownton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brownton 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brownton) 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 Brownton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brownton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7323, Longitude: -94.3512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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