Brooklyn, Illinois

Brooklyn, is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Located two miles north of East St. Louis, Illinois and three miles northeast of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, it is the oldest town incorporated by African Americans in the United States. Its motto is "Founded by Chance, Sustained by Courage." The mayor is Mayor Vera Banks-Glasper.
  • Elevation: 410 ft (120 m)
  • Country: United States
  • State: Illinois
  • County: St. Clair
  • Founded by: traditionally said to be Priscilla Baltimore
  • ZIP Code(s): 62059
  • Area code: 618
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