Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brooklyn is a former city in Alameda County, California, now annexed to Oakland, California. Brooklyn first formed from the amalgamation in 1856 of two settlements, the sites of which are both now within the city limits of Oakland: San Antonio and Clinton. The name Brooklyn commemorated the ship that had brought Mormon settlers to California in 1846. In 1870, Brooklyn absorbed the nearby town of Lynn, which housed a footwear industry, and incorporated as a city.