About the Author: June Cooke

June Cooke was born in South Windsor, Connecticut.  She lived there and was a member of the South Windsor Historical Society until her marriage to David Cooke, when she moved to Rocky Hill. After retirement, she joined the Rocky Hill Historical Society as a life member. June Cooke was founder of “The Friends of the […]

Dividend – Rocky Hill's First Industrial Complex

Introduction Wethersfield, Connecticut was settled in 1634 at which time the land areas of Rocky Hill, Newington and Glastonbury were part of the original Wethersfield settlement. The southern or lower end of Wethersfield was first known as Stepney Parish; later it was named Rocky Hill, probably due to the high basalt ridge that is predominant […]