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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Brooklyn.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Brooklyn to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brooklyn to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Brooklyn to:

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Brooklyn to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 210 miles [338 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,024 miles [9,694.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,617 miles [7,430.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Brooklyn.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Brooklyn. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 58 communities in the United States and Canada - with 55 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Coffee County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the South Southwest

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the South Southwest

Cullman County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Alameda County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,213 miles [3,561.5 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Duval County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the South

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Georgia

Decatur County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Decatur County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Decatur County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fulton County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the South Southwest

Stewart County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Massac County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Massac County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Massac County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the West

Saline County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Saline County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saline County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the West

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Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West

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Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Barton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Barton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Doniphan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Doniphan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Douglas County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Lincoln County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Linn County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Linn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Jackson Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Anne Arundel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anne Arundel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East

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Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Southwest

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southwest

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the West

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Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Washoe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Brooklyn   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Morris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Northeast

Kings County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brooklyn   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Mecklenburg County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mecklenburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nash County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Nash County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brooklyn   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,137 miles [3,439.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East

Chester County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Chester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Brooklyn
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the South

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Lancaster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Texas

Shelby County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Shelby County
This community is historic.
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the West Northwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Sevier County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sevier County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the South Southeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,174 miles [3,498.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Brooklyn, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooklyn ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Andy (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Brooklyn   [Map]
Childs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dairy (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Halls Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hannibal (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lonetree   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Marion   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Minnie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peabody   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Porters Falls   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockport (OH) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Veto   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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About Wetzel 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 State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Brooklyn. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6354, Longitude: -80.8634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooklyn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Brooklyn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.128 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.099 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brooklyn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Brooklyn could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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