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East Brookfield, MA Town Information

East Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,979 in a 2014 town census. The census-designated place of East Brookfield (CDP) is located in the town. The village of Union Chapel is also located in the town.


East Brookfield is bordered on the north by North Brookfield, on the west by Brookfield, on the south by Sturbridge and Charlton, and on the east by Spencer. Most community life in East Brookfield centers around Route 9, particularly the stretch closest to Lake Lashaway, on the road from Spencer to North Brookfield. Within a block of this stretch are found all of the town's churches, its school and former schools, most of its retail businesses and its current and former municipal office buildings. The latter is on Depot Square, a triangular crossroads near the post office and Redmans Hall, the site of the Senior Center and some town meetings. West of the town center is the Quaboag River plains, known locally as "the Flats". The CSX Boston-to-Selkirk rail line runs parallel to Main Street through this section. North of Main Street is the town's main water body, Lake Lashaway. Southwest of the town center are the Quaboag and Quacumquasit Ponds (also known as North and South ponds). On Quacumquasit Pond is a YMCA residential summer camp, Camp Frank A. Day. Bordering the ponds, in the geographic center of town, is a sparsely populated marshland. South of the marshes is sparsely populated woodland, formerly a village called Podunk—today marked only by a small cemetery along Podunk Road near the Sturbridge town line—and a hilly area called High Rocks.


As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 2,097 people, 778 households, and 599 families residing in the town. The population density was 213.0 people per square mile (82.3/km˛). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 86.2 per square mile (33.3/km˛).


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