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Rocky Hill

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Rocky Hill
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
7
Year Established:
1670
Year Incorporated:
1843
Form of Government:
Town Council/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
761 Old Main ST
P.O. Box 657
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Monday-Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
EMAIL: townclerk@rockyhillct.gov
PHONE: 860-258-2705
FAX: 860-258-2721
Web Address:
www.rockyhillct.gov/

History Brief:
In December 1649, Samuel Boardman of Wethersfield received 20 acres on the end of Rocky Hill and built a house on the shore of the Connecticut River in Indian Territory. The community that grew here was known as "the lower community" in Wethersfield. It became the Lexington Society in 1670. The name was changed the next year to Stepney. In 1843, Stepney Parish was incorporated as the town of Rocky Hill. Town vital records begin 1843. Barbour collection records cover 1765-1854.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Lexington

Name:Stepney
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Wethersfield
 
Population (5)
Year:1850
Population:1042

Year:1900
Population:1026

Year:1950
Population:5108

Year:2000
Population:17966

Year:2010
Population:19709
 
Founding Families (2)
Surname:Boardman

Surname:Goffe
 
Cemeteries (4)
Name:Center Cemetery/Rocky Hill Cemetery
Location:Main ST & Dividend RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103261

Name:Colonel Raymond F. Gates Memorial Cemetery/Veterans Cemetery
Location:287 West ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=949656

Name:Rose Hill Memorial Park
Location:580 Elm ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103617

Name:St Andrews Church Memorial Garden
Location:331 Orchard ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2320604
 
Churches (6)
Name:Church of St Andrew the Apostle, Episcopal
Location:331 Orchard ST
Website:www.thechurchofstandrew.org

Name:Rocky Hill Congregational Church UCC
Location:805 Old Main ST
Website:rhccucc.org/new_design/

Name:Rocky Hill United Methodist Church
Location:623 Old Main ST
Website:www.rockyhillumc.org/

Name:St Elizabeth Seton Church, RC
Location:280 Brook ST
Website:www.sesrockyhill.org/

Name:St James Roman Catholic Church
Location:767 Elm ST
Website:stjamesrh.org/joomla/index.php/en/

Name:The Oasis of Life Christian Church
Location:945 Cromwell AV
Website:www.oasisoflifecc.org/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Returned Soldier
Description:Florentine sculpture in white Carrara marble of a Civil War cavalry officer in a sitting posture, with a child on his knee, on a gray granite base, overall 10 feet 9 inches. Originally at the Fitch Home For Soldiers in Noroton (town of Darien), which was closed in 1938, it was moved to the Rocky Hill location in 1985.
Location:Veterans' Home & Hospital, 287 West ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:1867
Artist/Sculptor:Larkin Goldsmith Meade, Jr.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Academy Hall Museum
Location:785 Old Main ST
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Rare Reminder
Type:Contemporary
Location:222 Dividend RD
Website:www.rarereminder.com/index.php
 
Schools (5)
Name:Griswold Elementary School
Type:Middle School
Location:144 Bailey RD
Website:griswoldmiddle.ct.rdm.schoolinsites.com/

Name:Porter & Chester Institute
Type:Other
Location:30 Waterchase DR
Website:www.porterchester.com/

Name:Rocky Hill High School
Type:High School
Location:50 Chapin AV
Website:rockyhillhigh.ct.rdh.schoolinsites.com/

Name:Stevens Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:322 Orchard ST
Website:stevenselem.ct.rde.schoolinsites.com/

Name:West Hill Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:95 Cronin DR
Website:westhillelem.ct.rde.schoolinsites.com/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Cora J. Belden Library
Type:Current
Location:33 Church ST
Website:www.rockyhillct.gov/library/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:A Short History of Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Author:Revill, Peter
Date Published:1972
Publisher:Pioneer Lithographers
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:LDS Genealogy
Website Address:ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Rocky-Hill.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Robert Decker
Contact Data:c/o Town Hall
761 Old Main Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Name:Rocky Hill Historical Society
Contact Data:Academy Hall Museum 785 Old Main Street
P.O. Box 185, Rocky Hill, CT 06067​
Notes:email: info@rhhistory.org​
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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