Brooklyn in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Home of General Israel Putnam prior to and after the Revolution.
Town landmarks include:
Meeting House on the Green, built 1771 by First Ecclesiastical Society of Brooklyn, became Connecticut’s first Unitarian Church in 1816, with Samuel J. May as minister;
Old Trinity Church (Episcopal) on Church Street, erected by Godfrey Malbone 1771;
former Windham County Courthouse, built 1820, afterward Town Hall, site in 1833 of trial of Prudence Crandall of Canterbury for defying law restricting Negro education.
Brooklyn Fair is the Nation’s oldest continuous agricultural fair, held annually since 1852
Erected 1971 by the Brooklyn Historical Society Inc. and the Connecticut Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1703.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn CT 06234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Israel Putnam (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Israel Putnam Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooklyn Civil War Monument (about 700 feet away); Israel Putnam's First Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Killingly (approx. 3.7 miles away); Killingly World War II Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Killingly Civil War Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . .
1. Brooklyn Historical Society. (Submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Brooklyn Fair. (Submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Israel Putnam. (Submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. Overview of Brooklyn. (Submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.