Henry Jones, the village postmaster, was elected in October 1830 to the 11th Parliament of the Province.Brockville became Ontario's first incorporated self-governing town on January 28, 1832, two years before the town of Toronto.A raid on Elizabethtown occurred on February 7, 1813, when Benjamin Forsyth and 200 of his American forces crossed the frozen St.
It is located 115 kilometres (71 miles) south of the national capital of Ottawa.
It is one of Ontario's oldest European-Canadian communities and is named after the British general Sir Isaac Brock.
Two newspapers were published, there were two bank agencies and the post office received mail daily.
Several court and government departments had offices here.
It is included with Leeds and Grenville for census purposes only.