Brockville

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brockville

city, seat (1792) of the united counties of Leeds and Grenville, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along the St. Lawrence River, opposite Morristown, N.Y. Founded about 1790, the settlement was variously known as Elizabethtown, Williamstown, and Charlestown until after the War of 1812, when it was renamed in honour of Major General Sir Isaac Brock. The city is a summer resort and a starting point for boat trips on the St. Lawrence Seaway and through the Thousand Islands. There has been light-industrial development in the area. Inc. village, 1832; town, 1859; city, 1962. Pop. (2006) 21,957.

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