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Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - Congregational Church, Founded 1727, Built 1808

In 1966 hundreds of dinosaur tracks were discovered in Rocky Hill, and today are the site of Dinosaur State Park.

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Congregational Church, Founded 1727, Built 1808
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Congregational Church, Founded 1727, Built 1808
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Elm Street
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Foundry of Foster Merriam & Co. Destroyed by fire at Rocky Hill, Ct.
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Foundry of Foster Merriam & Co. Destroyed by fire at Rocky Hill, Ct.
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1655- The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, started in 1655, is one of the country’s oldest continuously operating ferries.

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1843 - (Rocky Hill) Formerly Stepney Parish, the town was incorporated from Wethersfield in May of 1843 and named for the trap rock ridge that rises in the northeast.

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1861 - By the time of the Civil War, only 13 “Negroes” lived in Rocky Hill, none of whom were slaves now that slavery had been abolished in Connecticut.

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1886 - Rocky Hill
BY SHERMAN W. ADAMS.

This township was incorporated in May, 1843, at which time its boundary-lines were defined substantially as follows: Begining at the Connecticut River; thence extending due west to a button-ball tree in the fence on the east side of the highway about two rods north of Goffe's Bridge; thence to the Four Corners, so called (where the road from Griswoldville to Rocky Hill crosses the old road from Berlin to Hartford), intersecting the northeast angle; thence along the east side of said old road to the hang-dog road, so called, on which [Amos] Benson resides; thence, westerly, parallel with two-rod highway, to twenty-rod highway, to a point three degrees north of east of the monument, in the northeast corner of Berlin; thence, westerly, to said monument; all the Wethersfield territory south and east of this line. As thus laid out, the new township was bounded north by Wethersfield (now partly by Newington), east by the river, south by Middletown (now Cromwell),... Read MORE...

1895 - Rocky Hill
Rocky Hill, a post-village and township of Hartford co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, and on the Connecticut Valley Railroad, 74 miles S. of Hartford. It commands a beautiful view of the river. Pop, of the township in 1890, 1069.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1896 - Rocky Hill - The Champion Company made school desks with cast iron frames beginning in 1896.

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1906
Rockyhill, a post-village and township (town) of Hartford co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 7 1/ 2 miles S. of Hartford. Pop of the town in 1900, 1026.
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
1921 - Rocky Hill Fire
In 1921, a worker at Belden’s Store set off a blaze when he accidentally filled a kerosene tank with gasoline. The fire destroyed the store, the nearby Grange Hall, two other buildings, and several sheds.
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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Rocky Hill and its surrounding areas:
Dinosaur State Park: This is a must-visit for anyone interested in paleontology or just looking for a unique outdoor experience. Explore the dinosaur tracks and fossils preserved in a geodesic dome, which also houses interactive exhibits and a nature trail.

Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry: Take a ride on the oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States. It's a short but scenic trip across the Connecticut River, offering picturesque views of the river and surrounding landscapes.

Elm Ridge Park: This park is a great spot for a family picnic or a leisurely stroll. It features walking trails, sports fields, a playground, and a pond for fishing.

Rocky Hill Historical Society & Academy Hall Museum: Discover the rich history of Rocky Hill at this museum. It houses artifacts, documents, and exhibits that provide insight into the town's past.

Mill Woods Park: Another lovely park in town, Mill Woods Park boasts walking trails, a pond for fishing, and a peaceful atmosphere... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA

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Introducing the Memories of Savin Rock ceramic postcard mug, a charming tribute to the iconic amusement park in Connecticut! This 11-ounce ceramic coffee mug is a delightful blend of nostalgia and functionality. Featuring a vintage-inspired design, the mug showcases iconic images and landmarks from Savin Rock amusement park, evoking fond memories of days gone by.   Pinterest   

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