Brockton Trivia:

  • Brockton is known as the "City of Champions" because it is home to two of Boxing’s “World Champions,” Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
  • Brockton was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the United States in 2005, 2008 and 2010 by America's Promise Alliance.
  • During the Civil War, Brockton was the nation's largest producer of shoes.
  • Brockton is the home of the Brockton Rox, a minor league baseball team.
  • Thomas Edison built the first model of a complete central power station in Brockton.

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