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Brooklyn at a Glance


Rich History

Established in 1786, Brooklyn is a community that is rich in local and national history. In fact, America's longest continually running agricultural fair is the Brooklyn Fair, which takes place right here in town every summer!

Education

Brooklyn residents have access to several schools in the area, including Brooklyn Schools, Killingly Schools, Pomfret School, Woodstock Academy, Norwich Free Academy, and Griswold Public Schools.

Community Amenities

The Brooklyn Historical Society operates the local history museum, which includes the Daniel Putnam Tyler Law Office. Every year, the historical society hosts four programs and several special events.


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Brooklyn Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2015): 8,259
Zip Code: 06234
Local Government: Town of Brooklyn
School District: Brooklyn Schools

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Travel & Commute

Hartford, CT: 45 mi.
Bradley International Airport (BDL): 56 mi.
Major Roads: I-395, Route 169 National Scenic Byway


What Life is Like in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, CT is a tranquil community that is home to just over 8,000 residents. While small, the local community is full of history. During the Civil War, many of Brooklyn's residents participated in significant battles. Today, the town still celebrates its history and laid-back way of life through history programs, monuments, and national landmarks.

Points of Interest in Brooklyn


General Israel Putnum Monument

Brooklyn is the final resting place of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam, who is famous for his command to troops during the Battle of Bunker Hill: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." In 1888, a statue was built in his honor and his sarcophagus placed in the foundation. Today, the statue of General Putnam on horseback stands near the town green, in front of the post office.

Brooklyn Fair

Every summer, the fairgrounds transform into a gathering place for friends, family, neighbors, and visitors from all over the region. The Brooklyn Fair features numerous contests, including arm wrestling and ox pulling; a full lineup of musicians; carnival rides; kids' activities and contests; and an array of fair food. If you plan to live in Brooklyn, you don't want to miss this annual tradition!


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