GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!

Rockville, Connecticut, USA

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Rockville, Connecticut, USA? 

Rockville, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA
Rockville is a census-designated place and a village of the town of Vernon, Connecticut in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,708 at the 2000 census.

Before the mills
In 1726, Samuel Grant traded his farm in Bolton for 500 acres (2 km²) in the northern part of Bolton. This included the area which is now known as "Rockville" and for about the next century it was a nameless village. A prominent feature of the area is the Shenipsit Lake, or "The Snip" as it is currently affectionately called by the residents. The Snip feeds the Hockanum River which cascades 254 feet over 1.5 miles (2.4 km). The river was used by the farmers for a grist mill, a saw mill, an oil mill and even a distillery starting around 1740.

The Rock Mill
In 1821, Colonel Francis McLean built the first textile mill in what is now Rockville in partnership with George and Allyn Kellogg and Ralph Talcott, next to a spot known as "the Rock" with capital of $16,000. Francis McLean had partnered previously with some others in the Warburton Mill in Talcottville. "The Rock" was a natural dam of solid stone that made a high falls on the Hockanum River. In what is now the center of Rockville, he dammed up the Hockanum River and built a water powered mill known as the "Rock Mill", which was possibly also known as the McLean Woolen Factory. By 1823 his mill was in full operation. The new mill was 80 by 30 feet, and its product was blue and blue-mix satinets. In 1826 power looms were introduced.

The mill attracted people to this area and by 1836 the population grew to 440 consisting of 61 families including 89 children under the age of 10.wikipedia


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Rockville, Connecticut, USA - Eldredge & Adams
Monumental Works
Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA

Eldredge & Adams
Monumental Works
Rockville, Conn.

Rockville, Connecticut, USA - Bird's Eye View of Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA

Bird's Eye View of Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA - Park Place, Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA

Park Place, Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA - Prospect Street. Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA

Prospect Street. Rockville, Conn.
Rockville, Connecticut, USA - Snipsic Lake
Rockville, Connecticut, USA

Snipsic Lake

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

In 1821, Colonel Francis McLean built the first textile mill in what is now Rockville in partnership with George and Allyn Kellogg and Ralph Talcott, next to a spot known as "the Rock" with capital of $16,000.

www.wikipedia.org
1889 - Rockville incorporated as a city

www.wikipedia.org
News  1890 - Lights
Rockville, CT.

The common council has submitted its best offer to the local gas company for...Read MORE...

News  1896 - Explosion
ROCKVILLE, Conn., July 4. - George Weber may lose his sight through the premature discharge of a...Read MORE...

News  1900 - BOY DROWNED AT ROCKVILLE - Searching Party Finds His Body After Dragging a String of Lakes.
Rockville, Conn., June 20.- The body of Barney Fynol, 14 years old was found in Adams Mill pond...Read MORE...

1906
Rockville, a city of Tolland co., Conn., 15 miles NE. of Hartford, on the New York, New Haven and...Read MORE...

1965 - Rockville becomes part of the town of Vernon

www.wikipedia.org

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Koepke
flag  Alvin P KOEPKE (10 March 1889, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 02 July 1893, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))

Neff
World War II Soldier flag  Donald Robert NEFF (20 December 1911, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - March 1984, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Reudgen
flag  Ernest Henry REUDGEN (22 December 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - January 1968, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Rheel
flag  George Henry RHEEL (21 June 1880, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 7 July 1955, , Florida, USA) gravestone

Sanchez
flag  Lillian Clare Neff SANCHEZ (21 February 1954, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 19 February 2008, Newberry, Florida, USA) gravestone

Theinert
 flag  Louise Johanna Pauline THEINERT (3 July 1884, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 28 May 1954, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Beebe
flag  Daniel C BEEBE (03 January 1928, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 12 December 1988, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Blessing
flag  Henrietta Ruth BLESSING (February 1888, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 26 February 1935, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Krantz Snyder
flag  Rose KRANTZ SNYDER (11/21/1909, Tolland, Connecticut, USA - 3/27/1982, Rockville, Connecticut, USA)

Leroux
flag  Olive Josephine Jarvis LEROUX (November 1895, Malone, New York, USA - 5 November 1955, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Motrick or Wotrick (Wottrich?)
immigrant flag  Magdelina MOTRICK OR WOTRICK (WOTTRICH?) (abt. 1822, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 28 July 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Reudgen
flag  Gustav Christopher REUDGEN (8 July 1878, , New York, USA - February 1967, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

REUDGEN
flag  Ernest Henry REUDGEN (22 December 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - January 1968, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

UNKNOWN
  Magdelina UNKNOWN (abt. 1822, - 28 July 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1883
Wilhelm August Erdman THEINERT (29 October 1859 - 8 September 1930) & Louisa REUDGEN (6 June 1864 - 6 March 1888)
married 1883

1892
Wilhelm August Erdman THEINERT (29 October 1859 - 8 September 1930) & Mary Louisa (A.K.A. Louise Marie) FRANTZ (22 December 1867 - 4 February 1947)
married 21 December 1892
 

Cemeteries in Rockville, Connecticut, USA

Are you from Rockville, Connecticut, USA? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Rockville, Connecticut, USA, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.