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Welcome to Brooklyn ...

Brooklyn is located in Forrest 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 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brooklyn lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Brooklyn: (601) and (769)<5>

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 map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

While we believe that this Brooklyn is located in Forrest County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Brooklyn. Those communities are located in the following counties: Humphreys and Noxubee County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 63 communities that are also named Brooklyn - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<7>
  • Wiggins [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
    • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<7>
  • Purvis [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
    • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<7>
  • Lumberton [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
    • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,218 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<7>
    • Carnes [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
      • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Brooklyn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Brooklyn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Wingate [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Wells Town [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Town
      • Wells Town [Lamar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Brooklyn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Town

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. 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 ...

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About Forrest County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooklyn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Forrest County: www.co.forrest.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Forrest, 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>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooklyn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0563, Longitude: -89.1862       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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