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Entry from September 09, 2004
City of Churches (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn was a city before it became a borough of New York City. Brooklyn had many churches and was called the "City of Churches" by at least 1841.

Many other cities around the world have also been called a "City of Churches."

Wikipedia: Brooklyn
Brooklyn (/ˈbrʊklɪn/) is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (which is coextensive with the borough of Manhattan).

26 July 1841, Brooklyn (NY) Evening Star, pg. 2, col. 2:
A NEW CHURCH. -- Brooklyn is peculiarly a city of churches, and what is better, they are generally well filled. A new Episcopal church is about to be built, which is expected to be completed in the fall, for the occupancy of Rev. Kingston Goddard, who has been called to it. -- It is to be called Emanuel Church.

12 March 1842, Brooklyn (NY) Evening Star, pg. 2, col. 4:
Brooklyn is at present a city of Churches. -- We hope she will soon be no less conspicuous for the perfection and order of her Common Schools.

12 December 1842, Brooklyn (NY) Evening Star,
CHURCHES IN BROOKLYN. -- Our City has been called a City of Churches, and it well deserves his appellation. With the new edifices about to be built we shall number about forty.

15 April 1843, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, pg. 2:
Baltimore, already known as the City of Monuments, bids fair to shine also as the City of Churches.

6 March 1844, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, pg. 2:
THE CITY OF CHURCHES. Such, in time, will be the distinctive appellation of Brooklyn. At present we can boast of more church edifices than any other city, of like proportions, in the Unites States, if not in the world; and "the cry is still, they come."

2 July 1844, Brooklyn (MY) Daily Eagle, pg. 2:
...this is the only congregational society yet formed in our city of churches,

15 November 1845, Young America, Brooklyn Correspondence, pg. 3:
FRIEND EVAN -- Just step over here and take a view of our great city. Although, like myself, I know you are not over fond of these sores on the body politic, (and this so callled city of churches is the 7th one by the way,) yet you will find much to amuse, instruct, and edify you, as these are many things to be seen here.

OCLC WorldCat record
Historical sketches of the churches of the city of Brooklyn
Author: H A Lees
Publisher: Brooklyn : Lees and Foulkes, printers, [1850?]
Series: Genealogy & local history, LH6127.
Edition/Format: Book Microform : Microfiche : Master microform : English

OCLC WorldCat record
City of Churches : illustrated church annual.
Publisher: Brooklyn. : Chester Noble Case, 1890-
Edition/Format: Journal, magazine : English
Posted by Barry Popik
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