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Brooklyn

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Brooklyn
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1786
Year Incorporated:
1786
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
4 Wolf Den Road
P.O. Box 356
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860) 774-9543
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Web Address:
www.brooklynct.org/

History Brief:
Men from Boston attempted to establish a settlement here in 1685 but did not succeed. In May 1749 Abbington Parish was laid out. It October 1752, the Court designated it the Parish of Brookline, taking land from Pomfret and Canterbury. Brooklyn became a town in 1785. Town vital records begin 1770. Barbour collection records cover 1786-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Canterbury

Town Name:Hampton

Town Name:Pomfret
 
Population (1)
Year:2000
Population:7173
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (9)
Name:Danes Cemetery
Location:Windham Road

Name:Israel Putnam Grave
Location:Town Center

Name:Old Trinity Church Cemetery
Location:Town Center

Name:Old Weaver Place
Location:Southwest part of town

Name:Sacred Heart
Location:Wauregan Street

Name:South Cemetery
Location:Canterbury Road

Name:Statson Cemetery
Location:Stetson Road

Name:West Cemetery
Location:Main Street

Name:Whitney Cemetery
Location:Town Center
 
Churches (7)
Name:Baptist Church (860) 928-7324
Location:36 Vina Lane Street, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Name:Federated Church of Christ (860) 774-9817
Location:15 Hartford Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Name:Open Bible Baptist Church (860) 779-7595
Location:198 Prince Hill Road, CT 06234

Name:Our Lady of LaSalette Chapel (860) 774-6275
Location:25 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Name:Sacred Heart of Jesus (860) 774-6892
Location:620 Wauregan Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Name:St. John's Lutheran Church (860) 774-0029
Location:445 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church (860) 774-9352
Location:7 Prodidence Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (9)
Name: Wauregan

Name: West

Name:Allen Hill

Name:Barrett Hill

Name:Brooklyn Center

Name:Bush Hill

Name:East Brooklyn

Name:Stetson's Four Corners

Name:Tatnic Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:David L Dodge - Manager of first cotton factory in CT & one of the founders of New York Bible Soc
Type:Historic

Name:Elijah Paine (1757-1842) - A Federalist U.S. Sentor in Vermont
Type:Historic

Name:Israel Putnam - General in Revolutionary War
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com
 
Schools (2)
Name:Brooklyn Middle School 5-8 (860) 774-9153
Type:Middle School
Location:119 Gorman Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234
Website:www.brooklynschools.org/middle/

Name:The Brooklyn School Pk-4 (860) 774-7377
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:119 Gorman Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234
Website:www.brooklynschools.org/elementary2/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Brooklyn Library (860) 774-0649
Type:Current
Location:10 Canterbury Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Brooklyn Historical Society
25 Canterbury Road, Rte 169
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860) 774-7728
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1758 - Present - Earlier records may be found in
Marriage:1769 - Present - Pomfret, Canterbury or
Death:1773 - Present - Hampton
 





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