Rocky Hill in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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Trade was extensive with the West Indies; privateers sailed from Stepney during the Revolutionary War. Many old-time sea captains' houses are still standing. Maritime activity declined when the river was dredged I the 1820's and ships could sail on to Hartford. Agriculture has always been important in Rocky Hill, where the Connecticut River Meadows have been farmed since the 17th century. The Connecticut Valley Rail Road began service in 1871, ushering in the modern era.
Erected by the Town of Rocky Hill
the Rocky Hill Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1974 by the Town of
Location. 41° 40.065′ N, 72° 38.221′ W. Marker is in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Main Street and Riverview Road, on the right when traveling south on Old Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Hill CT 06067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nation's Oldest Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kimberly Tract (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Second Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Rev. Timothy Stevens Parsonage (approx. 2.5 miles away); Nathaniel Foote (approx. 2.7 miles away); Glastonbury War II Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wethersfield Elm (approx. 2.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Town of Rocky Hill. (Submitted on August 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Rocky Hill, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.