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Welcome to Brockton ...

Brockton is located in Schuylkill County<1>.

The location of Brockton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Brockton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Brocktonian<3>

Brockton is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brockton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Brockton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Brockton - they are located in Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Ontario (2), Prince Edward Island and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brockton.

Communities near Brockton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brockton.

  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
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    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,794 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<6>
  • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
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    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,475 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<6>
  • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
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    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
  • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County]
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    • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>
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    • Lehighton [Carbon County]
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      • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,313 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<6>
    • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County]
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      • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuylkill Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven<6>
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
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      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,760 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County]
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      • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,657 people
      • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
      • East Mauch Chunk
      • Mauch Chunk
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe<6>
    • West Hazleton [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hazleton
      • West Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hazleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hazleton
    • Hamburg [Berks County]
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      • Hamburg [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brockton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brockton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brockton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brockton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brockton. See our Newspapers Page for Brockton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brockton ...

Looking for more information about Brockton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brockton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brockton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Schuylkill County

About Pennsylvania

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 Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Schuylkill, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Brockton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Brockton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brockton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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: 40.7484, Longitude: -76.0685       In this case, the coordinates for Brockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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