Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooklyn, Connecticut
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Brooklyn is in Windham County
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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 . . . — — Map (db m93440) HM
In the field behind this stone
after the close of the French and Indian Wars,
returning from many expeditions to Ticonderoga, Fort
Edward, Quebec, Montreal, Havana, Detroit, and New Orleans,
lived Col. Israel Putnam.
Here with his wife . . . — — Map (db m93633) HM
Sacred be this monument
to the memory of
Israel Putnam, Esq.
Senior Major General in the Armies
of the United States of America,
who was born at Salem,
in the Province of Massachusetts,
on the 7th day of January,
And . . . — — Map (db m123942) HM WM
400 Feet due East of
was the site of the first home of
in the Colony of Connecticut
In 1739, he bought 514 ½ acres of the adjacent land
from Governor Belcher at £5.0.0 per acre.
In 1740, here he came . . . — — Map (db m124379) HM
In Honor of the
Who Served in the World War
1917 - 1919
Elbra L. Baker •Ethan E. Baker • Fred Balcom • Frederick J. Beeney • ★ George C. Beeney • Cleon Bell • Matthias L. Vernier • Theophile . . . — — Map (db m187772) WM