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Welcome to Brooklyn ...

Brooklyn is located in Windham County<1>.

The location of Brooklyn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Brooklyn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Brooklynite<3>

Brooklyn is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brooklyn lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brooklyn is within the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for Brooklyn: 06234<5>

Websites for Brooklyn ...

Official Website: www.brooklynct.org/

Adding Brooklyn to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Brooklyn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Brooklyn elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brooklyn on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brooklyn on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 63 communities that are also named Brooklyn - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia (4), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island (2), South Carolina (3), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brooklyn.

Communities near Brooklyn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brooklyn.

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<7>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Mansfield [Tolland County]
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    • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windham [Windham County]
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      • Windham [Windham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Webster [Worcester County]
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      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,949 people
      • Webster has also been known as:
      • Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrillville
    • Plainfield [Windham County]
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      • Plainfield [Windham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
    • Dudley [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brooklyn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brooklyn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brooklyn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brooklyn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooklyn. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brooklyn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brooklyn ...

Looking for more information about Brooklyn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brooklyn, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brooklyn.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About Windham County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brooklyn: www.brooklynct.org/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Brooklyn refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Brooklyn may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brooklyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Brooklyn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brooklyn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooklyn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooklyn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooklyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7882, Longitude: -71.9498       In this case, the coordinates for Brooklyn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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