Introduction to Rockland, Massachusetts
Rockland, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles NE of Brockton, Massachusetts and 17 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 17,670 people live in Rockland.
In 1673, Timothy Hatherly led fellow Europeans to this area. The town forged its own identity and got incorporated in March 1874. The name Rockland was based on the rocky nature of the area which made it more suitable for industry and mills rather than farming. Rockland also served as a landing strip for the South Weymouth Naval Air Station during the twentieth century.
Rockland and nearby Attractions
- Rockland Golf Course
- Rockland Memorial Library
- Rockland Plaza
- Rockland Town Hall
- Studleys Pond
- Lower Union Street Historic District
Things To Do In Rockland
Rockland has facilities for all kinds of interesting and recreational activities. Whether you want to see a movie, relax outdoors in a park, play golf or any other sport, you will get enough options. A number of interesting local celebrations and festivals are also held in the town and neighboring areas.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Rockland Higher Education
The Massasoit Community College is close by.