Introduction to Brooklyn, Connecticut
Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 26 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island and 60 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.
The town of Brooklyn was once a part of the land owned by the Mohegan chief, Uncas. Europeans settled the area in the late 1600s, while the first local settlers arrived in 1703. Brooklyn was incorporated as a town in 1786, and became the county seat of Windham County in 1819. Brooklyn hosts the oldest continuously operating agricultural fair in America, known as the Brooklyn Fair. Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam was a resident of this town.
Brooklyn and nearby Attractions
- Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
- New England Center for Contemporary Art
- Nathan Hale Homestead
- Hopeville Pond State Park
- Douglas State Forest
- Mystic Aquarium
Things To Do In Brooklyn
Devil's Hopyard State Park, Haddam Meadows State Park, Beavertail State Park and Mashamoquet Brook State Park offer various recreational actitivities. The Slater Memorial Museum, Mansfield Historical Society Museum and the Tomaquag Museum provide insight into the area's history. Local churches include the Our Lady of LaSallette Church, Sacred Heart Church and the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Mystic Aquarium, Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Essex Steam Train are all accessible from Brooklyn.
Worcester Regional is nearby.
Brooklyn Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Bryant College.