Brocton, New York

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Brocton is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States.The name was derived by combining the names "Brockway" and "Minton," two prominent local families. The population was 1,547 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Brocton is within the Town of Portland.

The Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility, a state prison is located by the village.

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History

The community was first settled in 1805 by Captain James Dunn. The Village of Brocton was incorporated in 1894. Brocton used to be named "Salems Corners (Cross Roads)" after the town in Massachusetts, but was later renamed "Brocton.'

In 1913, to commemorate the Town of Portland's Centennial, a green double-arch was erected over the town's main intersection. It is believed to be the only double-arch east of the Mississippi River. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Brocton Central School

The Brocton Central School District is located in the northwest region of Chautauqua County, which is in the western-most part of New York State. The school campus houses programs for students pre-k through grade 12, with an entire student population of approximately 750 students. The District is located approximately 60 miles south of Buffalo and 45 miles northeast of Erie, PA.

Brocton Central School is a component of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.

The District is situated near the New York State Thruway and I-86 providing access to metropolitan areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Canada.

Sports

Brocton is known to play a hard fought game of any sport including soccer, football, volleyball and basketball.

Geography

Brocton is located at 42°23′32″N 79°26′41″W / 42.39222°N 79.44472°W / 42.39222; -79.44472 (42.392256, -79.444731)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

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