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Rockville:Vernon
1869
Surveyor:Surveyed by Ormando Willis Gray , American, born 1829
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Publisher:Published by Chauncey G. Keeney , American, about 1810 - 1888
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 16 1/4 x 27 1/2in. (41.3 x 69.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 18 1/4 x 28 1/4in. (46.4 x 71.8cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Rockville in 1869 had not yet been incorporated as a city, but already it overshadowed the town of Vernon, of which it was (and remains) a part. It was already the site of numerous textile mills that manufactured woolen and cotton cloth and thread. The presence of a large Catholic cemetery suggests that it had already received a large influx of foreign workers as well. This map was part of an atlas of Windham and Tolland Counties printed and published in Hartford in 1869.
Description: Map of the manufacturing community of Rockville in the town of Vernon, Connecticut. Industrial development is concentrated in the West and East Districts, along the Rockville Railroad and the Hockanum River. Factories include Belding Brothers, Florence Mills, the Glasgow Thread Company, the New England Company, Rock Manufacturing Company, Springville Manufacturing, and White Corbin and Company. The Grove Hill Cemetery, the Catholic Cemetery, and Hyde Park appear in the Northeast District. A business directory lists attorneys, banks, a dentist, a hotel, an insurance agency, merchants, manufacturers, physicians, tailors, and miscellaneous businesses.
Cartographic Note: One inch equals thirty miles Subject Note: The Tolland Agricultural Society held its annual fair at Hyde Park.
Inscription: On recto, upper right, printed in black ink, "ROCKVILLE / VERNON"
Object Number: 2006.124.0
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