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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Brooklyn is approximately 749 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 432 (1990), 300 (2010).
The amount of land area in Brooklyn is 2.183 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brooklyn to Washington DC is 746 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 83 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brooklyn is positioned 38.65 degrees north of the equator and 90.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Brooklyn, Illinois is the oldest African-American city in the USA. The town was incorporated by former slaves on July 8,1873. They were the first African-Americans to test the 14th Amendment which granted them the RIGHTS (legal, lawful registration) to form their own town, and thus making them the FIRST& OLDEST BLACK {incorporated} city in the United States of America.

Learn more about this history of Brooklyn, IL on this page named "History, Heritage and Honor."

The Village of Brooklyn Illinois celebrated the Village's 126th Anniversary on July 7th 1999.
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