A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Rochester ...
Although we found mention of Rochester during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Rochester was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Rochester was located in Shawnee County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Rochester to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Rochester - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Rochester, please Contact Us.
When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Rochester might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Rochester would be found within the (785) area code.
Communities Also Named Rochester ...
While we believe that this Rochester is located in Shawnee County, we know of another 5 Kansas communities named Rochester. Those communities are located in the following counties: Anderson, Atchison, Cloud, Meade and Neosho County.
Beyond Kansas, there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rochester.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Shawnee County: www.co.shawnee.ks.us/
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Nov 2021