Welcome to the
Towns of Vernon-Rockville
Tolland County Connecticut

Vernon was incorporated in October 1808. The land for Vernon was taken from Bolton. The city of Rockville was incorporated in January 1889. The Town of Vernon and the City of Rockville were consolidated on July 1, 1965.

First Settlers
The area that makes up the town of Vernon was first settled by families from East Windsor, CT in 1716. It was originally a part of East Windsor and Bolton.

In 1808 the town of Vernon was set off from the town of Bolton, by an act of the general assembly of the state of Connecticut held at New Haven. On that second Thursday of October it was incorporated into a town by itself.

First Town Meeting
The first meeting of the voters of the town of Vernon was held on the third Monday of November, 1808.

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  Grove Hill Cemetery
photos will be added soon


Vernon/Rockville, Tolland County - Research Pages submitted by volunteers
Index to "Images of America - Vernon and Historic Rockville"
East Cemetery, Vernon

Vernon/Rockville, Tolland County - Research Pages
Tolland County USGenWeb Homepage
Connecticut USGenWeb Homepage
About the Connecticut USGenWeb Project

Vernon/Rockville, Tolland County - Research Links
Vernon Historical Society
New England Civil War Museum located in Vernon
Hartford Courant Obituary page, which is searchable for 51 days
Vernon map 1850 (University of Connecticut Library)
Rockville map 1877 (University of Connecticut Library)
Obtaining Vital Records directions - READ FIRST!
Vernon Vital Records address
Tolland County Vital Records address
Charles Phelps from Vernon was Connecticut's first Attorney General (use the About our office button and then history of the office)

Other Pages of interest
Vernon Community Homepage
Official Vernon Town Page
Rockville Public Library
"The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636 - 1776." A project of the University of Connecticut Libraries. Connecticut State Grange Site

Thanks to the following people for contributing links:
          Kathy Schooley Kentfield

If you have any Vernon or Rockville information you would like to share with this site, please contact me.
Your contributions will be greatly be appreciated.

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The Town of Vernon/Rockville web site was originally created and maintained by Louise Neu.
The web site has been recreated and is now maintained by Linda Pingel as of February 13, 2010.