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The location of Brooklyn













Welcome to Brooklyn ...

Brooklyn is located in Kings County and is the County Seat for Kings County.

When the people of Brooklyn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Brooklynite<1>

Brooklyn is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities near Brooklyn ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Brooklyn and not the distance if you are driving.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Clifton (NJ)   [Map]   86,607   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elizabeth (NJ)   [Map]   130,215   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jersey City (NJ)   [Map]   270,753   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Newark (NJ)   [Map]   285,154   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bronx   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hempstead   [Map]   774,959   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Brooklyn.

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

While we believe that this Brooklyn is located in Kings County, we know of another 2 New York communities named Brooklyn. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cattaraugus and Delaware County.

Beyond New York, 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, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brooklyn. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooklyn. Our list includes 86 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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 State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brooklyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooklyn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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: 40.6784, Longitude: -73.9470     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brooklyn.

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