East Brooklyn

Patriot Names

There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 43 of whom have (or had) streets named for them in South Williamsburg and Bed-Stuyvesant. These streets were mapped and named around 1846, when this area of the city of Brooklyn (then generally called East Brooklyn) was just being developed. The 13 signers not commemorated in East Brooklyn already had streets named for them elsewhere in Brooklyn (or streets that coincidentally had the same name, and thus conflicted). Here are the 56 signers and the streets named for them: