Brookline, Massachusetts

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Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, which borders on the cities of Boston and Newton. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town was 57,107.



Brookline was known as the hamlet of Muddy River (a river which today makes up part of the Brookline-Boston border) and was considered a part of Boston until the Town of Brookline was independently incorporated in 1705. Its name is derived from the brooks that created the town lines with the former towns of Brighton and Roxbury, which are both now parts of Boston.[citation needed]


Brookline is located at approximately 42°19′50″N 71°8′1″W / 42.33056°N 71.13361°W / 42.33056; -71.13361 (42.330664, -71.13364).[1]

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