Brockport is a village in the Town of Sweden, with two tiny portions in the Town of Clarkson, in Monroe County, New York, United States.
The population was 8,366 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
The name is derived from Heil Brockway, an early settler. It is also home to the State University of New York SUNY at Brockport.
The Village of Brockport is roughly 20 miles west of the City of Rochester in the western end of Monroe County.
Brockport calls itself “The Victorian Village on the Erie Canal”.
Brockport recently remodeled the village portion of the Erie Canal, providing a bricked walkway, a new canal visitor’s center, and several pieces of art.
Prior to European settlement, the area that makes up modern Brockport was primarily occupied by the Muoio Indian tribe, a part of the Seneca Tribe.
The Village of Brockport was founded by Heil Brockway in 1822 and later incorporated in 1829.
The village grew to importance as a port on the Erie Canal. Brockport was briefly the canal’s terminus until the canal’s western end was complete.
The Brockport Collegiate Institute was founded in 1841.
Places of Interest:
The Erie Canal runs through the village of Brockport, as well as several other area villages and towns.
Main Street (Route 19) has many historical buildings and is a tourist attraction.
The Erie Canal Boardwalk that runs from Main Street along the canal is a common spot for locals to enjoy a stroll.
The Morgan-Manning House houses the Western Monroe Historical Society and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Brockport has the following places listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
#1-Brockport Central Rural High School (currently A.D. Oliver Middle School)
40 Allen St #600
#2-First Baptist Church 124 Main St
#3-First Presbyterian Church 35 State St
#4-Edward Harrison House 75 College St
#5-Lake View Cemetery NY-Route 19
#6-Main Street Historic District Main, Market and King Streets
#7-Park Ave and State Street Historic District
15-121 Park Ave, 15-118 State St, 36-54 South St, 6&12 High St, 14&20 Spring St
#8-Soldiers’ Memorial Tower Owens Rd N. of Conrail RR tracks
#9-St Luke’s Episcopal Church 14 State St
#10-Whiteside, Barnett and Co. Agricultural Works 60 Clinton St
https://www.brockportny.org has a terrific tour on their site.
This tour consists of five “segments” to be walked in one continuous stroll or by segments.
- Segment A - Stops 1-19
They may be combined as follows:
ABCDE (75 minutes)
AE (25 minutes)
ABE (40 minutes)
ABDE (48 minutes)
ACDE (55 minutes)
ABCE (65 minutes).
Incorporated in the guide are directions for going from one segment to another.
Begin at the south abutment of the canal bridge, east side of Main Street (Jimmy Mac’s restaurant).
+ View from across the street
* Officially designated historic landmark
# Listed on state and national registries or historic places
Calendar of Events:
8/13/22 Brockport Arts Festival