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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Brockton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brockton and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Brockton:
    • 34.120110, -83.494607
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Brockton
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Brockton ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Brockton.

Within Georgia, the name Brockton is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, seven are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Brockton is located in Plymouth County and lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brockton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Brockton.
    • Michigan
      • Sanilac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brockton [Sanilac County].
    • Mississippi
      • Lauderdale County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Brockton [Lauderdale County].
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Brockton [Dawson County].
      • Roosevelt County
      • This Brockton is located in Roosevelt County and lies 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brockton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Brockton.
    • Ontario
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Brockton is located in Schuylkill County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brockton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Brockton.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Brockton lies 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brockton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
    • South Carolina
      • Florence County
      • This Brockton is located in Florence County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the east of the Brockton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Brockton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brockton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Apple Valley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Brockton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Arcade [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
    • Arcade [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
  • Center [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Brockton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
  • Commerce [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
    • Commerce [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Brockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,328 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dry Pond [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Pond
      • Dry Pond [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Pond
    • Holders [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holders
      • Holders [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Brockton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holders have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holders
    • Hurricane Shoals [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane Shoals
      • Hurricane Shoals [Jackson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brockton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Planter [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Planter
      • Planter [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brockton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Planter
    • Red Stone [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Stone
      • Red Stone [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Brockton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Stone
    • Seagraves [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seagraves
      • Seagraves [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brockton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seagraves have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seagraves

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Brockton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Kim Basinger     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist. She was born in Athens (Georgia) on Tueday December 8, 1953
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
    • Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1914 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday August 25, 2004 at the age of 90. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps<5>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<5>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<5>
    • Andy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Saturday October 18, 1952 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Johnson<5>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Brockton.
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<5>
    • Beryl Rubinstein     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday October 26, 1898 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mayfield Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beryl Rubinstein<5>
    • Lucy May Stanton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday May 22, 1875 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1931 at the age of 55. She is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy May Stanton<5>
    • Ricky Helton Wilson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1953 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 12, 1985 at the age of 32. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Brockton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Helton Wilson<5>

How Far From Brockton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brockton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Brockton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jefferson, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the West.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Brockton to Atlanta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 486 miles [782.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,384 miles [10,274.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,085 miles [11,402.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,964 miles [7,988.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brockton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brockton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brockton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1201, Longitude: -83.4946       In this case, the coordinates for Brockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Brockton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Brockton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.744 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.143 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.845 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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