Lynn, Oakland, California

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Lynn is a former settlement in Alameda County, California. It was located northeast of Brooklyn.[1] In 1870, Lynn and Brooklyn incorporated as Brooklyn[1] In 1872, voters approved the annexation by Oakland.[1] Lynn hosted a large shoe and boot factory, and was named after Lynn, Massachusetts which also had a large footwear industry.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 674. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>