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Welcome to Brownsville ...

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


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Brownsville, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brownsville has a population of 1,821 people<3> (see below for details).

Brownsville is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brownsville lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Brownsville ...

Official Website: www.ci.brownsville.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brownsville had an population of 1,821 people. This is an increase of 9.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brownsville had a population of 1,668 people. This makes Brownsville the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Brownsville represents 0.04% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 132nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,668 people, the population of Brownsville increased 15.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,449 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brownsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (6), Ontario (2), 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.

  • Corvallis
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Albany
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Lebanon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Sweet Home
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Home
    • Sweet Home is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,021 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweet Home <5>
  • Junction City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,211 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City <5>
  • Harrisburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,917 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg <5>
  • Tangent
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangent
    • Tangent is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,357 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangent <5>
  • Coburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coburg
    • Coburg is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coburg <5>
  • Halsey
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Monroe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)

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.

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Brownsville was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brownsville on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brownsville.

The official website for Brownsville: www.ci.brownsville.or.us/

The official website for Linn County: www.co.linn.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Linn, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brownsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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