Brown, West Virginia
It was in 1790 that the first white settlers took up permanent residence on Little Tenmile Creek at what would become the community of Brown. These were James Kelly (1760-1810) and his wife Elizabeth (Swiger) Kelly (1764-1824). Initially, the settlement was known as "Brown's Mills", but a post office shortening the name to "Brown" was established in 1894, and remained in operation until 1966. The community derives its name from John Brown, an early settler and the proprietor of local grist mills.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brown, West Virginia
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 132.
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