The Bree-land was the wooded area at the intersection of the Great East and North Roads, inhabited by Men and Hobbits.
The Bree-land contained four villages, Bree, Archet, Staddle, and Combe, and a number of scattered dwellings.

The Bree-land was founded in the Second Age by Men from Dunland, and it somehow managed to survive through all the wars of Middle-earth.

The Bree-land was part of Arnor and later Arthedain. After the fall of the North-kingdom it was protected by the Rangers of the North as its economy dwindled and trade declined.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by tarkena