Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 94,304. It and Plymouth are the county seats of Plymouth County. Brockton is the 6th largest city in Massachusetts.
In 1649, Indians sold the land to settlers. Brockton was part of Bridgewater until 1821. It was incorporated in 1881. During the American Civil War, Brockton was America's largest producer of shoes.
Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested in Brockton in 1920.
Brockton claims to be the "City of Champions", mainly due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler.
Web Sites and Links
A Glimpse into the PastContains low altitude oblique aerial photographs of downtown in 1946.
Brockton.NetProvides links to area businesses and resources. Also has a Brockton High reunion area.
BrocktonMass.comCity government, art and entertainment, information on schools, businesses, and local history.
BrocktonWebLocal portal offering area information on local businesses, weather, news, resources and contests.
InBrockton.comArea guide that includes listings of local events, a business directory, photographs, and news.
The EnterpriseIncludes Brockton area news, death notices, classifieds, and personals.