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Brooklyn, Mississippi

Coordinates: 31°3′23″N 89°11′10″W / 31.05639°N 89.18611°W / 31.05639; -89.18611
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Brooklyn, Mississippi
Brooklyn is located in Mississippi
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°3′23″N 89°11′10″W / 31.05639°N 89.18611°W / 31.05639; -89.18611
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes

Brooklyn is a small unincorporated community 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. Brooklyn was once home to three pine lumber mills, multiple general stores, three drugs stores, and a grocery store.[1] A school once operated in Brooklyn.[2]

A post office first began operation under the name Brooklyn in 1897.[3]

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.[4]


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."

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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.[5]

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See also[edit]

Black Creek Wilderness


  1. ^ Howe, Tony. "Brooklyn, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. Vol. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 309.
  3. ^ "Forrest County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Brooklyn, Mississippi
  6. ^ "Senate Concurrent Resolution 603". Mississippi Legislature. Retrieved October 19, 2020.

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