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Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

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Where is Rockingham, Vermont, USA? 

Rockingham is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States, along the Connecticut River. Rockingham includes the incorporated villages of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River, as well as a large rural area west of Interstate 91.

Rockingham has no formal town center, instead town offices and the Rockingham Public Library are located in the village of Bellows Falls.

Bellows Falls is an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont, United States.

The community was settled in 1753 by colonists of English descent, who called it Great Falls. Later the settlers named the town for Colonel Benjamin Bellows, a landowner. In 1785, Colonel Enoch Hale built at the falls the first bridge over the Connecticut River. It was the only bridge across the river for more than 10 years, until 1796, when another was built at Springfield, Massachusetts.Wikipedia


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Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - Arch Bridge, Bellows Falls, Vt., Length 648 ft.
Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

Arch Bridge, Bellows Falls, Vt., Length 648 ft.
Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - Main Street looking West, Bellows Falls, Vt.
Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

Main Street looking West, Bellows Falls, Vt.
Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - New Post Office
Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

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1849 Rockingham
Windham Co. Connecticut River washes the eastern border of this township. William's River runs...Read MORE...

1849 Bellows Falls
There are in Rockingham several pleasant villages. Bellows Falls Village, situated on the bank of...Read MORE...

News  1852 - Fire at Bellows Falls, Vermont.
SPRINGFIELD, Monday, Dec. 20. The Valley Hotel at Bellows Falls, Vermont was destroyed by fire...Read MORE...

News  1888 - AN EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED. AND BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN WERE KILLED.
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., April 7. - The night express train on the Vermont Central Railroad which left...Read MORE...

News  1889 - PASSENGERS HAD A NARROW ESCAPE
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., March 20. - The Montreal and Boston night express over the Central Vermont...Read MORE...

News  1895 - Flood
...The most damage in Vermont was done at Bellows Falls, where the Connecticut river is very...Read MORE...

1906
Rockingham, a post-village and township (town) of Windham co., Vt., on the Williams River and on...Read MORE...

News  1912 - BELLOWS FALLS HAS BIG FIRE. HOTEL AND TWO BIG BLOCKS DESTROYED AT LOSS OF $200,000.
Bellows Falls, Vt., March 26. - The three principal business structures here, the Union and Arms...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bigelow
flag  Zoay Arvilla BIGELOW (6 July 1910, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 16 November 1988, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls))

Bixby
flag  Tabitha BIXBY (12/07/1793, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 09/29/1836, Mooers, New York, USA)

Buxton
flag  Sally (Joan) BUXTON (27 May 1937, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 25 August 2016, , Florida, USA) gravestone

George
flag  Nettie May GEORGE (26 September 1871 , Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 10 August 1949, )

Johnson
flag  Philander JOHNSON (1826, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 12 April 1864, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Rice
flag  Mary Gilbert RICE (21 July 1788, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - May 1871, Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York, USA)

Robb
flag  Roger ROBB (7 July 1907, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 19 December 1985, Washington, DC, USA)

Wright
flag  Nellie Maria WRIGHT (1 January 1883, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 9 December 1972, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bigelow
flag  Leroy BIGELOW (23 December 1876, Chester, Vermont, USA - 19 September 1957, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls))

BIGELOW
flag  Zoay Arvilla BIGELOW (6 July 1910, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - 16 November 1988, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls))

Blanchard
flag  Ernest Charles BLANCHARD (15 August 1885, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village) - 4 January 1956, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls))

Glazier
flag  Joseph GLAZIER (1682, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster) - 27 August 1777, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls))

Senor
flag  Zoay Martha SENOR (10 August 1872, Starksboro, Addison, Vermont, USA - 3 August 1951, Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls))
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1897
Charles Henry ROBB (14 November 1867 - 10 June 1939) & Nettie May GEORGE (26 September 1871 - 10 August 1949)
married 25 June 1897

1907
George Sumner BUXTON (23 March 1879 - 23 March 1967) & Nellie Maria WRIGHT (1 January 1883 - 9 December 1972)
married 10 June 1907

1941
Kenneth Hanson BUCK (9 January 1911 - 13 July 1989) & Dorothy Alice KORCH (abt. 1919 - )
married 31 July 1941
 

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