Place:Brooklyn, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

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NameBrooklyn
Alt namesLovejoysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17002011
TypeVillage
Coordinates38.657°N 90.165°W
Located inSt. Clair, Illinois, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brooklyn (popularly known as Lovejoy), is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Located just 2 miles north of East St. Louis, Illinois and 3 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 current mayor is Mayor Vera Banks-Glasper. In her early years as an entertainer superstar Tina Turner regularly performed at a local club.

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