Brooklyn Township


Odd fellows Hall ca. 1915
Julian Campbell Photograph

State road looking north near the creamery
Brooklyn ca. 1915
Julian Campbell Photograph

 

Churches:

Alfred Calvary Baptist Church located on Rt. 2032
Brooklyn First Universalist Church located on Maple St., Brooklyn
Brooklyn United Methodist Church located in Brooklyn

*STOCKER'S HISTORY (1887)

Congregational meetings were held as early as 1799.

The Second Congregational Church of Bridgewater was organized in Brooklyn on Aug. 7, 1810. The government was changed to Presbyterian on Sept. 20, 1823. The first church was dedicated Nov. 6, 1829 and later removed to a residence. The Second church was dedicated Feb. 14, 1872.

The Methodist-Episcopal Church building of 1813 was the first in the township. It was taken down in 1830 and a larger edifice was built. This building was remodeled in 1867.

The First Universalist Church was built on the hill east of the village in 1824, and was dedicated Nov. 25, 1825. In 1872 the old church was taken down after a new church was built in the village.

The Baptist, Episcopalian, Catholic and Unitarian beliefs have had representatives in the township.

Cemeteries:

Brooklyn Cemetery, new & old, Rt. 2015
Newton Hill Cemetery, Rt. T548
Perkins/Dennis Family Cemetery, Private Property
Squier Cemetery, T408 off Rt. 11 on Brooklyn/Lathrop Twp. line
Universalist or Brooklyn Hill, Rt. 2024

 


Building and Geographic Information According to the 1872 Beers' Atlas of Susquehanna County. To obtain copies of maps e-mail us for details.

BLACK SMITH SHOPS- (3) Town of Brooklyn (M. McVicar, J. Potts, N.J. Vargason); (3) Mack Corners Dist. (includes one for S. Westbrook); Peckham Dist. (G. Q. Palmer)
CREEKS/BROOKS - Dry Creek - Peckham Dist. & unnamed dist. bottom right corner; Hop Bottom Creek - Morgan Dist., Factory Dist., Tewksbury Dist.; Horton Creek - Mack Corners Dist.; Martin Creek - Tewksbury Dist., Freedale Dist.; Town of Montrose Depot, & Montroe Depot; P. O. Dist., unnamed dist. bottom right corner; Meshoppen Creek - Chestnut Hill Dist.
GRIST MILL - Chestnut Hill Dist.; Factory Dist.
HOTELS -  Brooklyn Hotel (J. O. Bullard)
PONDS - Fish Pond & South Pond - Chestnut Hill Dist.; Factory Dist.
POST OFFICES - Town of Brooklyn; Peckham Dist.; VanAuken Dist.
SAW MILLS (S.M. or S. MILL) - (2) Factory Dist.; Freedale Dist.
SCHOOLS - Town of Brooklyn; Brooklyn P. O. Dist.; Chestnut Hill Dist.; Factory Dist.; Freedale Dist.; Mack Corners Dist.; Morgan Dist.; Peckham Dist.; Tewksbury Dist.; VanAuken Dist.
STORES - (3) Town of Brooklyn (D. A. & A. Titsworth, Kent & Eldridge, O. M. Doloway)
WAGON SHOPS - Town of Brooklyn

Others:

Carding & Feed Mill, Chestnut Hill Dist.
Sh. (Shops) - Factory Dist. (Cabinet Maker - E. Otto); Town of Brooklyn & Brooklyn P.O. Dist. (Cooper Sh. - L. Titsworth, Kent & Eldridge, O. M. Doloway)
Spring, Freedale Dist.
Steam Furniture Factory, Mack Corners Dist. (Mack Furniture)
Tan Yd., Peckham Dist.
Turnpike - Chestnut Hill Dist. (Milford-Owego Turnpike also runs through Brooklyn)


Place Names, Old and New

Brooklyn Township. The township was formed during the April Session (of the Court of Quarter Sessions) in 1814 and was originally called "Waterford." From 1823 to 1825, it was called "Hop Bottom." It was renamed "Brooklyn" in 1825. For further information, see also Township Incorporations.

Brooklyn, post office; pop. 529 in 1900.

East Dimock, former post office.

Lindaville, formerly called "Mack's Corners," named for Elisha Mack, Sr., who erected a sawmill there before 1810. A post office was established circa 1890 by the efforts of E.M. Chumard, who operated a pruning-shear factory there. The post office was closed 15 Apr 1907 (mail routed through Kingsley P.O.). Pop. 60 in 1900.

West Brooklyn, former post office.


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