Introduction to Holbrook, Massachusetts
Holbrook, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 4 miles N of Brockton, Massachusetts and 14 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Boston metro area, Holbrook is home to some 10,785 residents.
Originally, Holbrook was inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking peoples. In 1710, the town was first settled by Europeans. Originally, the town of Holbrook was a part of Old Braintree. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the industries of Holbrook mainly involved cottage trades and farming. It was incorporated on February 29, 1872. Prior to its incorporation, the town was known as East Randolph. The town was named after Elisha N. Holbrook who, upon its incorporation, provided funds for the library and town hall. During the American Civil War, many residents of Holbrook served the for the Union Army.
Holbrook and nearby Attractions
- Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton
- Museum of Science - Boston
- Boston Children's Museum
- Blue Hills Trailside Museum
- Zoo New England
- The Mall at Chestnut Hill
Things To Do In Holbrook
You can enjoy a number of recreational activities in Holbrook. There are many parks, playgrounds, shopping centers and restaurants here. There are many museums and historial sites in and around the city. The town also includes a number of churches and houses of worship.
International and domestic air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Holbrook Higher Education
Massasoit Community College serves the area.