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Brockton
Plymouth County, Massachusetts

ZipCodes
02301, 02302, 02303, 02304, 02305

Motto
The City of Champions



Page Contents for Brockton, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Brockton is approximately 94,632 2005, 93810 2010.
The approximate number of families is 35,376 1990, 33303 2010.
The amount of land area in Brockton is 55.605 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Brockton is 21.48 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.325 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brockton to Washington DC is 395 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 17 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brockton is positioned 42.08 degrees north of the equator and 71.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Brockton elevation is 112 feet above sea level.
Brockton median income is $ 39,507 2000.
The Brockton median home price is $ 128,300 2000.
Brockton average annual precipitation is 40.96 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 40.96 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70.9 degrees F.

Location

in eastern Massachusetts about 17 miles from Boston. Other nearby communities include Avon, West Bridgewater, Holbrook, East Bridgewater, Abington and Whitman.

Here is a map page for Brockton.
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History & History Related Items

The well-known names of Myles Standish and John Alden are linked with Brockton. They bought the land that would become Brockton in 1649 from the local Indians. First it was part of Bridgewater. In 1821, the city was split-one remaining Bridgewater while the other became North Bridgewater. Finally, in 1874, it became Brockton and was incorporated as a city on 9 April 1881.

Brockton became famous as a shoe producing center during the Civil War with orders for army shoes. More workers came and more shoes were produced. The city grew tremendously eventually employing over 30,000 workers by 1929.

In 1883, Thomas Edison chose Brockton to test his standardized central power system and also supervised much of the wiring of many buildings here.

Here is a history page for Brockton.
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Attractions

Brockton Symphony Orchestra

The Brockton Rox - Professional Baseball

Fuller Museum of Art
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA
Phone: 508-588-6000
unique contemporary craft works in glass, metal, wood, ceramic, and fiber

Brockton Historical Society Museum
216 N. Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
Phone: 508-583-1039
Shoemaking, fire fighting, Rocky Marciano and Thomas Edison

Here is a nice photo gallery of Brockton and the area.

Brockton Fair
Brockton Fairgrounds
Belmont Street/Route 123
Brockton, MA 02303
Phone: 508 586-8000
Horse racing, demolition derby, amateur boxing, figure 8 racing, stock car football, fireworks and more

Metro South Music Festival
Campanelli Stadium
1 Lexington Avenue
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508 559-7070
An annual event

NOTED NOTABLES
Rocky Marciano
The greatest boxer ever to grace to the four cornered ring. Undefeated heavy weight champion in the world at his time. He fought the greatest boxers of his or of all time and never lost a single bout. He was a Brockton resident that was, not only a great boxer, but a great man. He is just one and maybe the greatest reason Brockton is referred to as "The City of Champions." He is highly looked upon by all Brocktonians and there are many Brockton sights dedicated in his honor.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler - also a World Boxing Champion
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Brockton City Government

City of Brockton
45 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-580-7177
City Clerk: 508-580-7114

Brockton Chamber

Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Sixty School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-586-0500
FAX 508-587-1340

Brockton Organizations

Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Sixty School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-586-0500
FAX 508-587-1340 Brockton

Miscellany

The population of Brockton was:
1990 - 92,788
2000 - 94,304
2002 - 94,203
2005 - 94,632

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