Brockway is a quaint village located in Jefferson County, just 10 miles from DuBois city center on Route 28. It has a total area of 1.2 miles and a population of 2,000. The town is named after John and Alfonzo Brockway, brothers who settled along the Toby Creek in the area in 1822.
The town was laid out by Dr. A.M. Clarke in 1836 as “Brockwayville”. In 1925, the town name was shortened to Brockway. In 1913, the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railroad company built the Brockwayville Passenger Depot, which ran until 1949. The one story, Colonial Revival-style brick station is the only surviving passenger station in Jefferson County. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
Brockway is home of a main trailhead to the “Clarion-Little Toby Rail Trail”. The 18 mile trail part of the Tri-county Rail to Trails program, which was founded in 1922 by a group of locals interested in converting an abandoned railroad in Elk and Jefferson counties into a walking/biking trail. The well-packed gravel trail is open year-round for non-motorized use such as biking, hiking, and cross country skiing, and is nestled among nature along the Clarion River and Toby Creek.
For over 50 years, Brockway has held it’s “Old Fashioned 4th of July”. Residents and visitors flock to the area for the event, which lasts several days. Events include a bike race, fishing contest, Firecracker race, basketball contest, kids activities, live entertainment, and a parade.