Brooklyn, Mississippi

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Brooklyn
Unincorporated community
Brooklyn is located in Mississippi
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°3′23″N 89°11′10″W / 31.05639°N 89.18611°W / 31.05639; -89.18611Coordinates: 31°3′23″N 89°11′10″W / 31.05639°N 89.18611°W / 31.05639; -89.18611
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Forrest
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 39425

Brooklyn is a small unincorporated community in southern Forrest County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

Brooklyn is located at latitude 31.0562946, longitude -89.1861676.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Brooklyn is served by U.S. Route 49.

Education[edit]

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."

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Climate[edit]

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.[2]

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See also[edit]

Black Creek Wilderness

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Climate Summary for Brooklyn, Mississippi