Brockton MA is a city on the northwestern end of Plymouth County. The city is 25 miles south of Boston. Brockton links to Boston through the Fall River Expressway or Route 24. The town is south of Quincy and north of Taunton.
The world headquarters for W.B. Mason is in Brockton. W.B. Mason is an office products retailer with more than fifty locations around the northeastern United States.
The city of Brockton operates numerous public schools, including Brockton High School and the Plouffe Academy. There are also a few parochial schools in Boston, including the Trinity Lower and Upper Campuses. Massasoit Community College is also in the city.
The Brockton Rox baseball team competes in the city every summer. The team plays at Campanelli Stadium. The group features college baseball players who are looking to compete in the summer after the regular season ends.
There are multiple hospitals in the Brockton area, including the Brockton Veterans Association Hospital. The VA hospital also operates as a teaching university for medical students from Northeastern and Boston Universities.
Brockton MA is on land that was occupied by the Wampanoag tribe. Ousamequin sold the land to Myles Standish in 1649. The town was called Bridgewater, but it would be renamed to Brockton in 1874 in honor of British general Isaac Brock. The city was home to the first three-wire underground electrical grid in 1883. The Edgar’s Department Store in Brockton was also home to the first department store Santa Claus in 1890.
Brockton has a population of 95,000. The city has the largest Cape Verdean population in the country with nearly 10 percent of the people in Brockton having ancestry from Cape Verde.
The MBTA Commuter Rail Middleborough/Lakeville Line has three stations in the eastern part of Brockton. The line goes south to Bridgewater and Middleborough and north to the South Station complex in downtown Boston.
The Brockton Reservoir is on the northwestern part of the city. The D.W. Field Golf Course is near the reservoir.
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra performs classical music concerts at various places in Brockton throughout the year. The orchestra is known for its annual holiday and chamber music shows.
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