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Brownsville, Kentucky
Brownsville, Kentucky

Brownsville, the seat of Edmonson county, is located on the Green River near the western edge of Mammoth Cave National Park. It was probably named for General Jacob Brown. Brownsville was incorporated in 1828. The Brownsville post office opened in 1826. The population in 2010 was 836.

Green River Lock and Dam 6 was located at Brownsville. Completed in 1906, it failed in 2016 and was demolished in 2017. Dam 6 was the dam farthest from the mouth of the Green River. The downstream Lock and Dam 5 is at Glenmore.

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