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The area was settled in 1650 as part of Wethersfield. It was organized in 1722 as the parish of Stepney. The separate town of Rocky Hill was incorporated in 1843. Its name was derived from the trap rock ridge lying between Main Street and the Connecticut River. In later years a quarry was operated here. Shipbuilding and related industries provided employment for the residents of the town during the 19th century.
Agriculture, castings, bearings, aircraft, electronics
Points of Interest:
Dinosaur State Park - Established in 1966 to preserve an extensive group of dinosaur footprints about 200 million years old. The Exhibit Center is housed in a geodesic dome.
Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry - Oldest continuously operating ferry in the country.