Kate Browning was born in 1869 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Her parents were Joseph Browning and Eliza Hilton.
The Browning family was extremely poor. Katie and her family lived in Browning-town, Kentucky.
Browningtown is 20 miles outside Louisville, adjacent to the town of Solitude and near the Salt River.
The Browning family was the founders of this town and the town was name after the Browning family. They built houses and the Browningtown Hotel in that area.