Home |  Geography |  History |  Biology |  Recreation |  News |  Resources
Timeline |  Narrative |  Events |  Places |  People

Timeline

What happened when? A timeline to keep events in relationship.

  • 1492: Columbus visits Hispanola
  • 1614: Adrien Bloch explores the Connecticut River to Hartford
  • 1620: Pilgrims arrive in Plymouth
  • 1635: Windsor, Hartford & Wethersfield settled
  • 1716: First settlers arrive in Rockville area from East Windsor
  • 1720: Town of Bolton incorporated which included the current town of Vernon as North Bolton
  • 1726: First Permanent Settler: Samuel Grant moves from Windsor to North Bolton
  • 1740: Saw mill erected at Valley Falls
  • 1751: First Cemetery Established: North Bolton Cemetery on Bamforth Road
  • 1760: North Bolton becomes a distinct Ecclesiastical Society
  • 1762: First Church built on Old Meeting House Hill, Rev. Henry Kellogg called
  • 1776: Declaration of Independence signed
  • 1808: Vernon separates from Bolton and incorporates
  • 1809: Peter Dobson builds cotton spinning mill on the Tankerhoosen
  • 1821: First power looms at Rock Mill in Rockville
  • 1841: First manufacture of fine linens in Rockville
  • 1849: Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad opens through Vernon
  • 1854: Talcott Brothers buy village and mill
  • 1860-64: Civil War
  • 1863: Railroad spur to Rockville opens
  • 1867: Talcott Brothers give land for Mount Hope Cemetery
  • 1869: Spring freshet destroys upper Talcott mill, lower mill burns
  • 1888: March blizzard paralyzes northeast
  • 1889: City of Rockville incorporated
  • 1914-18: First World War
  • 1929: Beginning of Great Depression
  • 1938: Hurricane brings flooding and destruction
  • 1939: Ackersly Mill at Talcottville Gorge torn down
  • 1939-45: Second World War
  • 1940's: Highway built through Vernon destroying Dobsonville
  • 1950: Talcott's sell mill to Nodevac
  • 1965: Town of Vernon and City of Rockville consolidate
  • 1982: Interstate I-84 widened taking remainder of Dobsonville and more of wetlands
  • 1988: Roosevelt Mill closes in Rockville
  • 2005: Valley Falls Cemetery opens
  • 2010: Talcott Family donates Ravine to Northern CT Land Trust

Home  |   Activities  |   News  |   References  |   Search  |   Site Map  |   Contact Us

© Copyright The Tankerhoosen. All rights reserved.