- Rockland, Massachusetts is a town located in Plymouth County.
- It was originally part of neighboring Abington until it was incorporated as a separate town in 1874.
- There are approximately 16,000 people who live in Rockland.
- The town was named after the rocky nature of its land, which made farming difficult.
- Instead, Rockland became known for its shoe manufacturing industry, which peaked in the late 1800s.
- Today, Rockland is a residential community with a mix of commercial and industrial businesses.
- The town is also home to several parks, including the Hartsuff Park and the Veterans Memorial Stadium.
- The town has 3 elementary schools: Jefferson Elementary School, Memorial Park Elementary School and R Stewart Esten Elementary School.
- It also has John W Rogers Middle School & Rockland Senior High School.
- The mascot is the Bulldog and its color are blue and white.
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