Introduction to Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 7 miles S of Hartford, Connecticut and 94 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Rocky Hill is home to some 17,966 residents.
Rocky Hill History
The area now known as Rocky Hill was originally settled in by Europeans in 1650. At that time, it was a part of Wethersfield. In 1722, the area became known as Stepney Parish. Rocky Hill was officially incorporated as a town in May of 1843. In 1844, Roderick Grimes became the first Rocky Hill representative to be sent to the state legislature.
Rocky Hill and nearby Attractions
- Dinosaur State Park
- Academy Hall Museum
- Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
- Science Center of Connecticut
- Webb Deane - Stevens Museum
- Kidcity Children's Museum
Things To Do In Rocky Hill
There are several parks and playgrounds in Rocky Hill. These include Shipyard Park, Center Green, Hoyle Memorial Field, Flanagan Field, Elm Ridge Park and Ferry Park. The town is also home to the Dinosaur State Park, which is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. You can also visit the Liberty Bell Museum, the Rocky Hill Historical Society Museum and the Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry from Rocky Hill.
Rocky Hill Transportation
Hartford-Brainard Airport is nearby.
Rocky Hill Higher Education
Trinity College, Central Connecticut State University and Wesleyan University are close to the town.