The Village grew to
encompass a one square mile.
All the streets in the
Village are either named for
local stakeholders (land
owners, surveyors, business
men) or national figures
like Chief Justice Marshall
of the Supreme Court the
name sake of Marshall
Through the years many events have molded the Village of Brooklyn along with
surrounding areas. As Brooklyn grew in the late 1800ís a post office was
established within the Village limits. The location of the post office has moved
several times but it has always been housed within the Village. Due to this
occurrence (besides the Columbia/Johnson Post office in the late 1800ís and
early 1900ís) the many surrounding townships have a Brooklyn zip code even
though they do not border the Village.
The Village has had several influential land owners and residents through the
years. In 1938 Henry Ford of Ford Automotive Company began construction of a
small factory in Brooklyn to produce small parts for his vehicles. Mr. Ford
built several of these plants in small towns by small bodies of water in order
to utilize water-power mills.
Vivian Kellogg, a resident of Brooklyn, played in the All American Girls
Professional Baseball League in the 1940ís for the Minneapolis Millerettes and
the Fort Wayne Daises. Vivianís high performance during her years on the
baseball diamond earned her induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.
The Village has served as the commercial center for area attractions. The
Brooklyn zip code encompasses several lakes but four large lakes; Columbia,
Clark, Vineyard and Wamplers Lake are all within a 5 mile radius. These lakes
along with Michigan International Speedway (established in 1968) have provided
Brooklyn numerous visitors since the early 1900ís.
Information provided by: Round the Square, The Exponent Press, Brooklyn, MI
The Best of the Brooklyn Exponent Attic, The Brooklyn Exponent, Brooklyn, MI
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