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Rockingham Township, Windham County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Bartonsville, Bellows Falls (village), Broackways Mills, Cambridgeport,
Rockingham, Saxtons River (village)


Town Clerk

Doreen B. Aldrich
P.O. Box 339
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Ph: 463-4336
Fax: 463-1228
E-mail: rbftclk@sover.net


Web Site

Bellow Falls: http://www.viz.net/bellowsfalls/
Saxtons River: http://www.viz.net/saxtonsriver/index.html
Saxtons River: http://www.sover.net/~falklorn/saxtons.html

American Local History Network: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/county/windham/rockingham.html
US GenWeb: http://home.att.net/~local_history/Windham-Co-VT.htm#ROCKINGHAM
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindhamRockingham.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/rockingham.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/r/rockingham.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census

Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Rockingham
1,235
1,684
 1,954
 2,155
2,272
2,330
 2,837
2,904
 2,854
 3,797
 4,579

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Rockingham
 5,809
 6,207
 6,231
5,302
5,737
5,499
5,704
5,501
5,538
 5,484
 5,309


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Cambridgeport: 1812-present
First Cemetery: 1753-1782
Immanuel Church: 1810-present
Oak Hill: 1873-present
Oliver Lowell (family): 1797-1804
Parker-LaGrange: 1836-1902
Restland: 1845-1975
Rockingham: 1780-present
Saxtons River: 1806-present
Williams River-Wright: 1816-1882
Wright-Bartonsville: 1851-1854


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Adams Grist Mill Museum
Mill Street, Bellows Falls, VT
Mailing Address:
7 Atkinson Street
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
802-463-3374
The museum contains all of the original machinery, equipment, tools, supplies, and memorabilia from the gristmill when the business closed in the early 1960s. The Bellows Falls Historical Society supervises collections housed in the 1831 stone and wood frame building. There are also exhibits on the Vermont Farm Machinery Company, other local businesses, and homes. Contact Person: Dennis Ladd, President, 47 Atkinson Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101 facades@sover.net; or Cathy Bergmann, Secretary, 6 Atkinson Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101, 802-463-3092, ourtown@sover.net. Hours and Admission: July and Aug, Sat and Sun, 1 4pm and by appointment.

Rockingham Free Public Library and Museum
65 Westminster Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
E-mail Address: rockingham@dol.state.vt.us
802-426-4270
This 1909 Carnegie library building contains a museum relating to the history of Rockingham and surrounding areas and extensive genealogical resources for Rockingham and Bellows Falls. In a large room above the library, there are Civil War items, costumes, textiles, glass photographic plates, postcards, Hetty Greene memorabilia, and a stereopticon slide collection. Activities include Old Home Days. Contact Person: Becky Hollis, Director. Hours and Admission: Memorial Day through fall foliage season during library hours. The library is accessible to the disabled, but the museum is not.

Rockingham Meeting House Association
Rockingham, VT
Mailing Address:
29 Oak Hill Terrace
Bellows Falls, VT
802-463-3941
Meeting House, built 1787, remains substantially in its original form, oldest public building in Vermont which remains unchanged. Historic cemetery. Contact Person: John A. Leppman, President. Hours and Admission: July and Aug, daily 10am 5pm admission .50

Saxtons River Historical Society Museum
P.O. Box 18
Saxtons River, VT 05154
E-mail Address: luring@sover.net
802-869-2566
The museum is located on the ground floor of the former Congregational church, built in 1836. The sanctuary on the 2nd floor has a beautiful tracker organ installed in 1900 and still used for concerts and weddings. Collections range from children's playthings, farm implements, and tools to a completely furnished Victorian parlor and kitchen, local photographs, maps, genealogical records, and other documents. There is an annual organ concert, 3rd Sun in Aug, 3pm. Free. Contact Person: Louise Luring, President. Hours and Admission: June to Aug, Sundays, 2 4:30pm and by appointment. Free.




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