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Our Genealogy Helper for Rochester ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rochester (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rochester. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

A Few Details for Rochester ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Rochester was settled in 1638.
  • It was incorporated in 1686.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rochester is located in Plymouth County.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Plymouth County: Barnstable, Bristol & Norfolk.

Below are the counties that are near Rochester. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rochester:

  • Plymouth County     (The home county of Rochester)
    • Marion [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Briarwood Beach [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarwood Beach
      • Briarwood Beach [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood Beach
    • Weweantic [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weweantic
      • Weweantic [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weweantic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weweantic
    • Wareham Center [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham Center
      • Wareham Center [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham Center
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham
      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • West Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wareham
      • West Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wareham
    • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapoisett
      • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattapoisett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapoisett
    • East Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wareham
      • East Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wareham
    • Pine Tree Village [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Tree Village
      • Pine Tree Village [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Tree Village
    • Onset [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onset
      • Onset [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onset
    • Cranberry Village [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranberry Village
      • Cranberry Village [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranberry Village
    • South Carver [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Carver
      • South Carver [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Carver
  • Barnstable County
    • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buzzards Bay
      • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buzzards Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buzzards Bay
    • Monument Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monument Beach
      • Monument Beach [Barnstable County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monument Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument Beach
    • Pocasset [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocasset
      • Pocasset [Barnstable County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocasset
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
    • Cataumet [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cataumet
      • Cataumet [Barnstable County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cataumet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cataumet
    • North Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Falmouth
      • North Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Falmouth
    • Silver Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [Barnstable County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • West Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Falmouth
      • West Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Falmouth
    • Sagamore Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagamore Beach
      • Sagamore Beach [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagamore Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagamore Beach
    • Sagamore [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagamore
      • Sagamore [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagamore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagamore
    • Forestdale [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
      • Forestdale [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
    • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
  • Bristol County
    • Long Plain [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Plain
      • Long Plain [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Plain
    • Acushnet [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet
      • Acushnet [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acushnet
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
    • Braleys [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braleys
      • Braleys [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braleys
    • East Freetown [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Freetown
      • East Freetown [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Freetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Freetown
    • New Bedford [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
      • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
    • Bliss Corner [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corner
      • Bliss Corner [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bliss Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss Corner
    • North Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Dartmouth
      • North Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Dartmouth
    • Smith Mills [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Mills
      • Smith Mills [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Mills
    • Freetown [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
      • Freetown [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,432 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
    • Apponagansett [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponagansett
      • Apponagansett [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apponagansett
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
  • Dukes County
    • Gosnold [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gosnold
      • Gosnold [Dukes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gosnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gosnold
    • West Chop [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Chop
      • West Chop [Dukes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Chop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chop
    • Christian Town [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian Town
      • Christian Town [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Town
    • Cuttyhunk [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuttyhunk
      • Cuttyhunk [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuttyhunk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuttyhunk
    • Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tisbury
      • Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tisbury
    • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard Haven
      • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard Haven
    • North Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tisbury
      • North Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tisbury
    • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bluffs
      • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bluffs
    • West Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Tisbury
      • West Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Tisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Tisbury
    • Aquinnah [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aquinnah
      • Aquinnah [Dukes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Former name for Aquinnah:
      • Gay Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aquinnah
    • Menemsha [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menemsha
      • Menemsha [Dukes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menemsha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menemsha
    • Chilmark [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilmark
      • Chilmark [Dukes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilmark
  • Norfolk County
    • Avon [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Norfolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Holbrook [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Norfolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
    • Stoughton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoughton
      • Stoughton [Norfolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Foxborough [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxborough
      • Foxborough [Norfolk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxborough
    • Plainville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Norfolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • Sharon [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Norfolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Canton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Norfolk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth
      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
    • Wrentham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
      • Wrentham [Norfolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrentham
    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braintree
      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braintree
    • Cohasset [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohasset
      • Cohasset [Norfolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cohasset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohasset
  • Bristol County (RI)
    • Coggeshall [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coggeshall
      • Coggeshall [Bristol County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coggeshall
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Warren [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bristol County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Annawomscutt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annawomscutt
      • Annawomscutt [Bristol County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annawomscutt
  • Kent County (RI)
    • Kettle Corner [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Corner
      • Kettle Corner [Kent County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Corner
    • Buttonwoods [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttonwoods
      • Buttonwoods [Kent County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttonwoods
    • Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
  • Newport County (RI)
    • Bliss Corners [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corners
      • Bliss Corners [Newport County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss Corners
    • Adamsville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Newport County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
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    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton
    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton
    • Little Compton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
      • Little Compton [Newport County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Compton
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Melville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville [Newport County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Sakonnet [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sakonnet
      • Sakonnet [Newport County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sakonnet
    • Lawtons [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawtons
      • Lawtons [Newport County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawtons
    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
  • Providence County (RI)
    • Kent Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Corner
      • Kent Corner [Providence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Corner
    • Luthers Corners [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luthers Corners
      • Luthers Corners [Providence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
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    • Armington Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington Corner
      • Armington Corner [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington Corner
    • Carpenters Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenters Corner
      • Carpenters Corner [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
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    • East Providence Center [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence Center
      • East Providence Center [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Providence Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Leonard Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard Corner
      • Leonard Corner [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
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    • Rumford [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
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    • Six Corners [Providence County]
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      • Six Corners [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
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    • Darlington [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Providence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
    • Central Falls [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Falls
      • Central Falls [Providence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Falls
  • Washington County (RI)
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Exeter [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Washington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rochester, see our County-by-County Page for Rochester.

Newspapers Published in Rochester ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 97 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rochester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rochester, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rochester.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rochester:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Rochester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rochester.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rochester covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rochester had a population of 612 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Rochester had a population of 5,740 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rochester, with the one closest to Rochester listed first.

  • Rochester [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester [Plymouth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rochester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 612 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,740 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
  • Marion [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Plymouth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rochester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 427 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marion had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
  • Long Plain [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Plain
    • Long Plain [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Long Plain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Plain
  • Howlands [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howlands
    • Howlands [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howlands had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howlands
  • South Wareham [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Wareham
    • South Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Wareham had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Wareham
  • Tremont [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
    • Tremont [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tremont had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
  • Continue List ...
    • North Rochester [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rochester
      • North Rochester [Plymouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rochester
    • Acushnet [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet
      • Acushnet [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acushnet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acushnet
    • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapoisett
      • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,427 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mattapoisett had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattapoisett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapoisett
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham
      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wareham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • West Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wareham
      • West Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 900 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Wareham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wareham
    • South Middleboro [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Middleboro
      • South Middleboro [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Middleboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Middleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Middleboro
    • Clifford [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifford
      • Clifford [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rochester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifford
    • Acushnet Station [Bristol County] - Historic
      • While Acushnet Station was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet Station
      • Acushnet Station [Bristol County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acushnet Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rochester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,895 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairhaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rochester. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rochester.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rochester ...

While our initial data about Rochester came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rochester in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rochester.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rochester:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

George#&160;F. Cram Map of Massachusetts (1901)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

We have found Rochester in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rochester for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rochester. See our Misc Page for Rochester for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7318, Longitude: -70.8205    
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rochester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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