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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

ROCKVILLE, UTAH

Founded in 1862.


LOCATION

TBD


HISTORY

The name, Rockville, was selected at a meeting in Grafton on December 13, 1860 held in Grafton. This name was appropriate because of the large number of boulders that had come off the hills behind the townsite.

Rockville was actually settled in 1862 when Mr. Huber built a home and became the first settler there.

Population
95 in 1864


HISTORIC SITES

Deseret Telegraph and Post Office


PHOTOS

Photos on the web:
1898 photo of Huber's Water Wheel in Rockville
Photo of Major Edward P. Duzett (a drummer in the Nauvoo Legion who died in Rockville in 1874)
Jim Harlan's Zion Event Photos Collection


REFERENCES

Wikipedia article about Rockville

OnlineUtah.com article about Rockville

"Historic Rockville, Utah"
Book by Jane E. Whalen
2012
See the information page.

"History of Rockville: Alfred and Julia Hall, Their Ancestors and Their Children"
Book by Victor Hall
Hurricane: Privately printed by Victor Hall, 2004

A History of Rockville, Utah
Book by Wayne D. Stout

Washington County Chapter, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, " Under Dixie Sun".
1950 with 1978 Supplement.
Pages 280-290, Supplement Pages 23-24.

SOUTHERN UTAH MEMORIES: Rockville replaces "Adventure" because of higher and safer land
by Loren R. Webb,   January 3, 2014