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Welcome to Brownwood ...

The city of Brownwood is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Brownwood is located in Brown County<1> and is the County Seat for Brown County.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Brownwood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brownwood has a population of 18,443 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Brownwood is 1,330 feet [405 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Brownwood is located in the (325) area code.

The ZIP codes for Brownwood: 76801, 76803-76804<5>

Websites for Brownwood ...

Official Website:   www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.brownwoodchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brownwood had an population of 18,443 people. This is a decrease of 4.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brownwood had a population of 19,288 people (or 50.62% of the total population of Brown County). This makes Brownwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Brownwood represents 0.08% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,288 people, the population of Brownwood increased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,813 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brownwood ...

While we believe that this Brownwood is located in Brown County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Brownwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Harris and Orange County.

Beyond Texas, there are 9 communities that are also named Brownwood - they are located in Georgia (3), Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Brownwood ...

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

  • Bangs
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangs
    • Bangs is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangs <6>
  • Blanket
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Lake Brownwood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Brownwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Brownwood
    • Lake Brownwood is located in Brown County
  • Zephyr
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Indian Creek
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Creek
    • Indian Creek is located in Brown County
  • Brookesmith
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Fry ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
    • Fry is located in Brown County
  • Ebony ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebony
    • Ebony is located in Mills County
  • Buffalo
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo is located in Mills County
  • Keys Crossing
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Crossing
    • Keys Crossing is located in Brown County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brownwood ...

Looking for more information about Brownwood? 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 Brownwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brownwood.

Adding Brownwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brownwood 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 Brownwood was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Brownwood in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Brownwood post office opened in 1858.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brownwood.

The official website for Brownwood: www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Brown, 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 Brownwood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Brownwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brownwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Brownwood includes: 76801, 76803 & 76804.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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