Brownton, MN

Town in McLeod County, MN

Sponsors of Brownton, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Brownton, MN


BROWNTON, incorporated February 20, 1886, was named by Capt. Alonzo L. Brown, whose farm included this townsite, in honor of his brother, Charles, who died in 1862 in the Civil War, both men serving with Company B of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment. Alonzo Brown was born in Auburn, N.Y., November 8, 1838, and died at his home in Brownton, October 11, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1857, settling here; served in the Civil War and became captain ; was author of the History of the Fourth Regiment, Minnesota (1892, 594 pp.). The first settlers came about 1856, and the community was shown on territorial maps as Grimshaw's Settlement for Robert E. Grimshaw, one of the 1856 settlers; the post office began in 1878 with Alonzo L. Brown, postmaster; it had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

Businesses of Brownton, MN


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Brownton, MN


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Brownton, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Organizations of Brownton, MN


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Brownton, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

McLeod County, MN


Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the McLeod County, MN page.

Veterans of McLeod County, MN


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!