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Home Security in Rocky Hill, CT

Overview

Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Rocky Hill, Connecticut. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Rocky Hill.

Population: 20,105
County: Hartford
ZIP Codes: 06033, 06067, 06073, 06109

Rocky Hill Crime Statistics

The overall rate of crime in Rocky Hill is 15 crimes for every one thousand residents in the town, making the town’s crime rate near the average for all the towns and cities of all sizes in the US. The chance of becoming a victim of crime (property crime and violent crime combined) in Rocky Hill is 1 in 68.

When Rocky Hill is compared to other communities and towns of all sizes in Connecticut, the crime rate in Rocky Hill is lower than about 32% of the communities in the state. In comparison with communities and towns that have a similar size to Rocky Hill in the US, the crime rate in Rocky Hill is lower than the average.

The rate of occurrence of violent crime in Rocky Hill is considerably below the average for all the communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. The violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less frequently in Rocky Hill than in most of the US. As a result, the probability that a person will be the victim of a violent crime in the town is 1 in 2235, which translates to 0 crimes for every one thousand inhabitants of the town.

The rate at which property crimes like larceny, burglary, arson and grand theft auto occur in Rocky Hill is 14 for every one thousand residents. This rate of occurrence is about the average for all the towns and cities of all population sizes in the US.

History of Rocky Hill

The area that is now Rocky Hill was originally land that belonged to the Native American tribe called the Wangunks. The first group of settlers were Europeans who arrived in the area in 1650. Rocky Hill was initially part of Wethersfield town and became incorporated as a separate town in May 1843. The name of the town was derived from the trap rock ridge in the northeastern part of the town.

The town lies west of the Connecticut River and this made it both a natural port for Wethersfield and a center for shipbuilding activities. Besides the agricultural activities that were prominent in the town, Rocky Hill was also an early center of trade. One of the oldest continuously operating ferries in the US, The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, commenced operations in 1655. The milling industry also flourished in the town.

Due to the rocky nature of the town, various minerals were found in the town. Specimens of slate associated with anthracite in small quantities were discovered in the town. The slate had fossils of fishes embedded in them. In addition, a fine red earth, known locally as polishing-grit was found in the town in large quantities.

During the War of the Rebellion, Rocky Hill contributed 120 soldiers to the Union army, out of which six were blacks. Twelve of the soldiers reportedly died in the war.

The town has developed into a bedroom community with many residents commuting to work in the urban centers of Hartford and New Haven.

Interesting Facts About Rocky Hill

  • The Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum is a natural history preserve that protects one of the largest dinosaur tracks in the entire North America. The tracks date back to roughly 200 million years ago. The dinosaur tracks were uncovered in 1966 and the park was opened in 1968.
  • The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry operates between 1st April and 30th November, except on Thanksgiving Day. The ferry is open to cars, cyclists and pedestrians, with each attracting different tolls. The ferry closes during the winter because of ice.
  • The Academy Hall on Old Main Street is a school building that is a classic example of a Federal architectural style. The hall, built in 1803 by Abraham Jaggars, is one of only a few surviving early 19th century school buildings in the state. It was listed on the US National Register of Historic Places in October 1977.
  • The John Robbins House on Old Main Street in the town was constructed in 1767 and is considered one of the best examples of brick Georgian architectural building style in Connecticut. The building was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in September 1988.
  • The Elm Street Historic District has houses which date back to the 1760s with various residential architectural styles. The district was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in April 1998.
  • Other points of interest in Rocky Hill include The State Veteran's Home and Hospital (since 1940), The Connecticut Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, etc.

Notable Residents

Roderick Grimes, in 1852, was the first representative of Rocky Hill to the US legislature in 1844.

General James T. Pratt, from Rocky Hill, was a US Senator (1852) and representative of Congress between 1853 and 1855.

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