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

Main Street looking West, Bellows Falls, Vt.
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Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) - New Post Office
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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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1849 Rockingham
Windham Co. Connecticut River washes the eastern border of this township. William's River runs through the central part, and unites with the Connecticut about three miles north of Bellows Falls. Saxton's River runs through the south part, and falls into the Connecticut a mile south of Bellows...Read MORE...


1849 Bellows Falls
There are in Rockingham several pleasant villages. Bellows Falls Village, situated on the bank of the Connecticut at Bellows Falls, in the south-eastern part of the town, is the most important.

A gazetteer of Vermont, containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the...Read MORE...



News  1852 - Fire at Bellows Falls, Vermont.
SPRINGFIELD, Monday, Dec. 20. The Valley Hotel at Bellows Falls, Vermont was destroyed by fire early this morning. The inmates barely escaped with their lives.
The New York Times
New York, New York
December 21, 1852
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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 Boston at 7 o'clock last night was wrecked about 10:40 o'clock by a washout near Rockingham, five miles north of this place. The engineer, Moses Pratt, of Rutland, and the fireman, John Pratt, of...Read MORE...


News  1889 - PASSENGERS HAD A NARROW ESCAPE
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., March 20. - The Montreal and Boston night express over the Central Vermont Railway, Rutland Division, which reaches Boston at 5:15 A. M., met with a serious accident this morning about one mile north of Rockingham station and six miles north of here. The scene of the disaster...Read MORE...


News  1895 - Flood
...The most damage in Vermont was done at Bellows Falls, where the Connecticut river is very narrow. An old railroad bridge was swept away, and there has been great damage to the Boston and Maine railroad tunnel, being flooded and rendered impassable. The mills are all closed...
Middletown Daily Argus
Middletown, New York
April 16, 1895
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1906
Rockingham, a post-village and township (town) of Windham co., Vt., on the Williams River and on the Rutland R., 5 miles N. of Bellows Falls. Pop. of the town (including Bellows Falls) in 1900, 5809.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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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 blocks and the Hotel Windham were destroyed by fire, early today, at a loss of $200,000. For hours it was feared the whole business section of the city would be wiped out, but the flames were contained...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bigelow
America/USA  Zoay Arvilla Bigelow (6 July 1910, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 16 November 1988, Rockingham, Vermont, USA )

Buxton
America/USA  Sally (Joan) Buxton (27 May 1937, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 25 August 2016, , Florida, USA)

George
America/USA  Nettie May George (26 September 1871 , Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 10 August 1949, )

Johnson
America/USA  Philander Johnson (1826, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 12 April 1864, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Rice
America/USA  Mary Gilbert Rice (21 July 1788, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - May 1871, Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York, USA)

Robb
America/USA  Roger Robb (7 July 1907, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 19 December 1985, Washington, DC, USA)

Wright
America/USA  Nellie Maria Wright (1 January 1883, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 9 December 1972, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Bigelow
America/USA  Leroy Bigelow (23 December 1876, Chester, Vermont, USA - 19 September 1957, Rockingham, Vermont, USA )
America/USA  Zoay Arvilla Bigelow (6 July 1910, Rockingham, Vermont, USA - 16 November 1988, Rockingham, Vermont, USA )

Blanchard
America/USA  Ernest Charles Blanchard (15 August 1885, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - 4 January 1956, Rockingham, Vermont, USA )

Glazier
America/USA  Joseph Glazier (1682, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA - 27 August 1777, Rockingham, Vermont, USA )

Senor
America/USA  Zoay Martha Senor (10 August 1872, Starksboro, Addison, Vermont, USA - 3 August 1951, Rockingham, Vermont, USA )
 


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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