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Welcome to Rockville ...

Rockville is located in Tolland County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Rockville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1842.

Rockville is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Rockville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rockville lies within the (860) area code.

Communities Also Named Rockville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 49 communities that are also named Rockville - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (12), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rockville.

Communities near Rockville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rockville.

  • Springfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield is located in Hampden County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 152,646 people
  • Hartford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Hartford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,535 people
  • West Hartford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hartford
    • West Hartford is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,868 people
  • Manchester
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,362 people
  • East Hartford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hartford
    • East Hartford is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,630 people
  • Enfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,559 people
  • Glastonbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury
    • Glastonbury is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,426 people
  • Newington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newington
    • Newington is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,868 people
  • Windsor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,647 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockville. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rockville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockville ...

Looking for more information about Rockville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rockville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockville.

Adding Rockville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rockville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Rockville post office opened in 1842.

We also found Rockville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Tolland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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