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Brooklyn in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Brooklyn

 
 
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, March 27, 2016
1. Brooklyn Marker
Inscription.
Formerly Mortlake, first settled 1703, made a town on 2nd Thursday of May, 1786.
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 Connecticutís 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 Nationís oldest continuous agricultural fair, held annually since 1852

 
Erected 1971 by the Brooklyn Historical Society Inc. and the Connecticut Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 47.275′ N, 71° 56.982′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Canterbury Road (Connecticut Route 169) and U.S. 6, on the right when traveling south on Canterbury Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn CT 06234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
Brooklyn Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, March 27, 2016
2. Brooklyn Town Hall
Located across the street from the hand powered community water pump.
as the crow flies. Israel Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Killingly (approx. 3.7 miles away); Killingly Civil War Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Killingly World War II Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pomfret (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ashford (approx. 10.7 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 10.7 miles away); Thompson (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
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.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
Unitarian Church image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, March 27, 2016
3. Unitarian Church
The Unitarian Meetinghouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 24 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.
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