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Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA

Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut, USA

The town of Brooklyn, in Windham County, is located in the northeast, or Quiet Corner, of Connecticut. It is named for the Quinebaug River, or Brook Line, which forms its eastern boundary. Originally land of the Wabaquasset, Brooklyn incorporated as a town separate from Canterbury and Pomfret in May of 1786...
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Brooklyn hosts America's oldest continually operating agricultural fair.
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  • 1786 - Originally land of the Wabaquasset, Brooklyn incorporated as a town separate from Canterbury and Pomfret in May of 1786.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ brooklyn/

  • 1819 - Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, a post town, is situated 45 miles east from Hartford, 80 miles northeast from New-Haven, and 30 miles west from Providence. It is bounded so...Read MORE...


  • 1833 - Brooklyn held the 1833 trial of Prudence Crandall, a schoolteacher charged with the crime of educating black students.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ brooklyn/

  • 1849 - Brooklyn Fair
    The Brooklyn Fair was established in 1849.

  • 1854 - Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, a post-township and seat of justice of Windham county, Connecticut, 88 miles E. by N. from Hartford. It is intersected by Quinebaug and Blac...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BROOKLYN, a township, cap. of Windham co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 44 m. NE of Hartford. It is well-watered by Quinebaug river and Blackwel...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, a post-village and township, capital of Windham co., Conn., about 42 miles E. of Hartford, and 2 miles W. of the Quinebaug River, which is t...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - BAD WRECK ON N. H. ROAD.
    TWO KILLED, SIXTEEN INJURED BY HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR WATERBURY.

    Waterbury, Conn., March 31. - Two people were killed and sixteen were injured in a...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Brooklyn, a banking post-village and township (town) of Windham co., Conn., about 42 miles E. of Hartford and 2 miles W. of the Quinebaug River. It ha...Read MORE...


  • Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA
    Old Trinity Church, 1771, Brooklyn, Conn.
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  • Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA
    Israel Putnam Monument

    "Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam is honored with an equestrian monument at his burial site on Canterbury Road (Route 169) in Brooklyn, CT.

    The monument was dedicated in 1888 to honor Putnam, a Massachusetts native... Read MORE...

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Old Trinity Church, 1771, Brooklyn, Conn.
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Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA
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Israel Putnam Monument

"Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam is honored with an equestrian monument at his burial site on Canterbury Road (Route 169) in Brooklyn, CT.

The monument was dedicated in 1888 to honor Putnam, a Massachusetts native... Read MORE...

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History, News and Stories of Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1786 - Originally land of the Wabaquasset, Brooklyn incorporated as a town separate from Canterbury and Pomfret in May of 1786.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ brooklyn/
  • 1819 - Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, a post town, is situated 45 miles east from Hartford, 80 miles northeast from New-Haven, and 30 miles west from Providence. It is bounded... Read MORE...

  • 1833 - Brooklyn held the 1833 trial of Prudence Crandall, a schoolteacher charged with the crime of educating black students.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ brooklyn/
  • 1849 - Brooklyn Fair
    The Brooklyn Fair was established in 1849.
  • 1854 - Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, a post-township and seat of justice of Windham county, Connecticut, 88 miles E. by N. from Hartford. It is intersected by Quinebaug and... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BROOKLYN, a township, cap. of Windham co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 44 m. NE of Hartford. It is well-watered by Quinebaug river and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, a post-village and township, capital of Windham co., Conn., about 42 miles E. of Hartford, and 2 miles W. of the Quinebaug River, which is... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - BAD WRECK ON N. H. ROAD.
    TWO KILLED, SIXTEEN INJURED BY HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR WATERBURY.

    Waterbury, Conn., March 31. - Two people were killed and sixteen were injured in... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Brooklyn, a banking post-village and township (town) of Windham co., Conn., about 42 miles E. of Hartford and 2 miles W. of the Quinebaug River. It... Read MORE...

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