Brookfield is a town located in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States in the southern foot hills of the Berkshire Mountains. The population was 16,452 at the 2010 census. First settled in 1710 by John Muirwood, and several other colonial founders by the names of Hawley, Peck and Merwin who bartered for the land From the Wyantenuck Nation and the Pootatuck nation Under the Sachem Waramaug and Pocono. the purchase of the south part of town was conducted around the municipal center where sachem Pocono had his village and lived in an enormous Palisade along the Still river. Eventually, when the town was settled, it was established as the Parish of Newbury, which incorporated parts of neighboring Newtown and Danbury, the town of Brookfield was established in 1788. It was named after the first minister of the parish's Congregational church, Reverend Thomas Brooks. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.4 square miles (53km2), of which 19.8 square miles (51km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6km2), or 2.94%, is water. It borders Bethel to the south, Newtown to the southeast, Danbury to the southwest, New Fairfield to the west, New Milford to the north, and Bridgewater to the northeast.