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Brooklyn Connecticut
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Settled in the 1600's, the town of Brooklyn was incorporated in 1786 and became the county seat in 1819. It is centrally located with Pomfret to the North, Killingly and Plainfield to the East, Canterbury to the South and Hampton to the West. Brooklyn covers and area of apprx. 29.1 square miles with a 2000 population of 7,173 residents. There are several places listed on the National Register of Historical Places including Trinity Church, The Unitarian Meeting House and the Bush Hill Historic District. Brooklyn is also home to America's oldest continually operating agricultural fair dating back to 1820 and the town green is the final  resting place of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam.





Israel Putnam
General Israel Putnam, who excelled both in war and peace, will ever live in the history of this nation, and his memory is especially dear to the people of Connecticut, where his active life was passed.  Read his full Biography..

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Vital Records after 1897 can be obtained from the CT Dept of Heath. Records before that time are avialble from the town clerk's office. In order to access most  vital records less than 100 years old, you must be a member of an incorporated genealogical society such as the CT Society of Genealogists. Verification of hours, fees and locations is advised before visiting the office.





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