Rocky Hill

Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry
Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry

Rocky Hill, in Hartford County, is located in central Connecticut—lying west of the Connecticut River. Originally land of the Wangunks (a tribe of Native Americans), Europeans began to settle the area in 1650. 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. Rocky Hill’s location on the Connecticut River made it a natural port for Wethersfield and an early center for shipbuilding, agricultural, and trade. The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, started in 1655, is one of the country’s oldest continuously operating ferries.

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Postcard of Dinosaur State Park, ca. 1960s

Discovered Dinosaur Tracks Re-Route Highway and Lead to State Park

Some 200 million years ago, carnivorous dinosaurs roamed Rocky Hill leaving the three-toed tracks that would become our state fossil.  …[more]

LEARN MORE

Websites

“Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry.” Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2016. Link.

Places

“Dinosaur State Park,” 2016. Link.
“Rocky Hill Historical Society,” 2016. Link.

Documents

“Rocky Hill - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2016. Link.

Books

Stiles, Henry, ed. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington, and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time - History. Vol. 2. New York: Grafton Press, 1904. Link.
Stiles, Henry, ed. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington, and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time - History. Vol. 1. New York: Grafton Press, 1904. Link.
Wethersfield and Her Daughters: Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, Newington, from 1634 to 1934. Hartford,  CT: Case,  Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1934.
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