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Georgetown, Ohio
Brown County Courthouse
Location of Georgetown, Ohio
Location of Georgetown, Ohio
Location of Georgetown in Brown County
Location of Georgetown in Brown County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Brown
Township Pleasant
 • Total 4.14 sq mi (10.74 km2)
 • Land 4.14 sq mi (10.74 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
919 ft (280 m)
 • Total 4,331
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,023.64/sq mi (395.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-29778
GNIS feature ID 1064714

Georgetown is a village in Brown County, Ohio, United States located about 36 miles southeast of Cincinnati. The population was 4,331 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Brown County. Georgetown was the childhood home of Ulysses S. Grant.


Georgetown was platted in 1819. The village took its name from Georgetown, Kentucky. A post office called Georgetown has been in operation since 1821.


Georgetown is located at 38°52′1″N 83°54′9″W / 38.86694°N 83.90250°W / 38.86694; -83.90250 (38.866926, -83.902590).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.04 square miles (10.46 km2), all land.



Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 618
1860 723 17.0%
1870 1,037 43.4%
1880 1,293 24.7%
1890 1,473 13.9%
1900 1,529 3.8%
1910 1,580 3.3%
1920 1,670 5.7%
1930 1,531 −8.3%
1940 1,848 20.7%
1950 2,200 19.0%
1960 2,674 21.5%
1970 3,087 15.4%
1980 3,467 12.3%
1990 3,627 4.6%
2000 3,631 0.1%
2010 4,331 19.3%
2019 (est.) 4,243 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,331 people, 1,722 households, and 1,085 families living in the village. The population density was 1,072.0 inhabitants per square mile (413.9/km2). There were 1,939 housing units at an average density of 480.0 per square mile (185.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.5% White, 1.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 1,722 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 38.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Places of interest

President Ulysses S. Grant grew up and attended grade school in Georgetown. The school house is still in the town, where the locals refer to it as the Grant Schoolhouse. Also in Georgetown are Grant's childhood home and the tannery that his father owned across the street. All three are stops on the Land of Grant tour.

Being the county seat, Georgetown hosts the large Brown County Fair and parade which brings in thousands of patrons from other towns. The headstone of General Thomas L. Hamer is in the old cemetery located by the Brown County Fair Grounds.

Seventeen acres of the city was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 as the Georgetown Historic District.


Georgetown has a public library, a branch of the Brown County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Carr Van Anda, Managing Editor of the New York Times
  • Electra Collins Doren, suffragette, library scientist
  • Brian Grant, professional basketball player
  • Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States
  • Jesse Root Grant, father of Ulysses S. Grant, settled in Georgetown, became Mayor of Georgetown in 1837
  • Thomas L. Hamer, U.S. Congressman who fought in the Mexican–American War
  • August V. Kautz, U.S. Army Major General
  • Albert Kautz, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral
  • Rodney J. McKinley, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
  • John Ruthven, wildlife artist
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