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Brownville in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brown Mansion

 
 
Brown Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2004
1. Brown Mansion Marker
Inscription.
Home of Gen. Jacob Brown
Commander Northern Frontier
Forces, War of 1812
Commanding General U.S. Army
1821 until his death in 1828

 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 44° 0.317′ N, 75° 59′ W. Marker is in Brownville, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Brown Boulevard 0.1 miles north of Pike Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Brown Boulevard, Brownville NY 13615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County of Jefferson: Celebrating 200 Years (approx. 4 miles away); County of Jefferson (approx. 4 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Frank Winfield Woolworth (approx. 4.2 miles away); Henry Keep Home (approx. 4.2 miles away); Roswell Pettibone Flower (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. General Jacob Brown Mansion.
The mansion is a twenty-two room Georgian-style mansion hand-cut and made of blue limestone. General Jacob Jennings Brown planned on using it as a temporary jail for War of 1812 prisoners but the war
Brown Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2004
2. Brown Mansion
ended before the mansion was fully finished. It remained in the Brown family but the family never lived there. (Submitted on December 25, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Haunting of General Jacob Brown's Mansion.
Some of the caretakers in the past have heard waltz type music coming from this room with the sounds of people laughing, the tinkling of crystal glassware, the rustle of silk, of shuffling feet all reminiscent of a gala ballroom in the midst of a ball. But by the time you arrive at the doorway to investigate it would stop. (Submitted on December 25, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. The History of Brownville and General Jacob Brown.
Brownville's historical heart is the General's Georgian mansion. Built from 1811 to 1815, native limestone frames the 22 room home. Local woods contributed pine and cedar for floors, oak for the main entrance. (Submitted on December 25, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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