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Brooklyn is a small unincorporated town in southern Forrest County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Brooklyn was settled in association with the construction of an early railroad in the area, the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad. The town was originally called Bullis after one of the construction engineers. It was later renamed Brooklyn after one of the pioneer families.
Two of the early settlers, John and Sam Perkins, ran the Perkins Merchandise store and Perkins Ferry on Black Creek. At that time, Black Creek was used to raft logs cut from the pine forests surrounding Brooklyn down to the trade center of Pascagoula.
Brooklyn is located at latitude 31.0562946, longitude -89.1861676.
Brooklyn is served by U.S. Route 49.
The City of Brooklyn is served by the Forrest County School District. Also located in Brooklyn are Forrest County Agricultural High School (grades 9-12) and South Forrest Attendance Center (grades 1-8). FCAHS students are known as "Aggies." SFAC students are known as "Rebels."
Places of worship
- Clear Creek Methodist Protestant Church
- First Baptist Church of Brooklyn
- Trueway Baptist Church
- Black Creek Baptist Church
- Brooklyn United Methodist Church
- Fellowship Chapel Non-Denominational Church
- Black Creek, Mississippi's only National Wild and Scenic River, a popular destination for canoeing, fishing, and camping.
- De Soto National Forest, a national forest surrounding Brooklyn.
The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brooklyn has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Brooklyn, Mississippi
- Brieger, James. Hometown, Mississippi. (1997). ISBN 1-886017-27-1