Taken at the end of Hilton Road
by: Anne Beattie
NEW: Pictures of Rockville 2008
Kelley's Cove, Rockville, Sand Beech
|Rockville is approximately a mile from Kelley's Cove,
near Chebogue Point. The Indian name for Chebogue, "Utkubok", "a spring
of water" included this area. This was formerly Lower Chebogue until the
citizens chose the newer, descriptive name of Rockville. An early name
was "Rocky Nook"
Kelley's Cove is a community just south of Yarmouth Sound. The Indian name for Chebogue, "Utkubok", "a spring of water" included this area, also. Another Indian name "Ulsebookt", "little harbour" would also apply. When the first settlers came, Little Harbour was the name used. The latter name is from one of the first settlers, Captain James Kelly ( or Kelley) who came from Manchester,Massachusetts about the year 1765.
|Chebogue is considered by many to be the birthplace of
Yarmouth. Also the two neigbouring communities of Rockville and Kellys
cove have contributed greatly to the origin of the county of Yarmouth.
On June 9,1761 the first English settlers to lcome to Yarmouth landed at
Town Point, which is located in Chebogue.The first settlers were a three
families, all of whom were from Sandwich, Mass. The three families were
the Perrys, Ellisses and the Landers. All of these family names can still
be found throughout Yarmouth and Nova Scotia. The three families came across
on the Pompey Dick. In 1761 the first English child in Yarmouth county
was born to one of the founding families of Chebogue.
Chebogue has many interesting occurences that make the community unique. The infamous lupin that dots most of Nova Scotia was supposedly brought to Chebogue by a blind lady from Holland. From there the flower has spread everywhere. Many years ago some people ran across a spot that turned out to be a possible indian settlement or ancient burial ground.The first protestant church in Yarmouth was built in Chebogue in 1766. In 1735 an incident happened that still brings world interest. At town point in chebogue a ship came in that was soaked in blood. There was one lone survivor, a women who told a tale of mystery and how many people were killed on board. There is an interesting monument in the Town Point that still still attracts many tourists from abroad. What attracts all this attention is a statue of a lady that is made entirely out of marble. According to legend the statue was made when a man went to Europe and saw a lady asleep in a wheat field , he thought that she was so beautiful that he decided to preserve her image forever.
The neighboring communities of Rockville and Kellys Cove also have some unique incidents.In 1790 Sir James Pearl of Kellys Cove was Knighted by the royal family. In 1804 Senator Ezra Churchill was born, he is reportedly to be the richest man ever born in Nova Scotia.
The Small Community
I' m writing about Rockville to tell you a bit about my community. There's alot to do here and alot to see.I hope that you will enjoy my write up.
I live in a small community called Rockville is about a mile from Kelley's Cove near Chebogue Point. This was formerly lower chebogue until the citizens choose newer, descriptive name of Rockville.
K elly's Cove is a community just south of Yarmouth sound. The Indian name for Chebogue, "Utkubok" a spring of water included the area, also, another Indian name was "Ulsebookt," "little harbor" would also apply. When the first settlers came, little harbor was the name used. The later name is from one of the first settlers, Captain James Kelley, who came from Manchester, Massachusetts about year 1765.
I n Rockville the most popular occupation is fishing, probably seventy percent of the population who live here make there living by going fishing. There is two wharfs, (Kelley's Cove wharf and Town Pt. wharf). Town Pt. is the most common.
Hot Or Cold?
We don't have to many wild animals around here, at least none that we have seen. About two-years ago a black bear was seen in a backyard by some neighbours and we were also told that there were coyotes on the trail. The trail by the way is a path from our friends house ( 2 houses up) to the Hilton Rd.. It is surrounded by alders and long grass but there is a warn out path from kids all the kids who use to play down there, making forts, driving 3-wheelers, bikes and dirt bikes.
For some reason now when you say Rockville people think it is an awful place because of bad kids, well I shouldn't say bad because there not really bad they're just having fun. At Halloween when I was twelve and younger everyone had to watch there house carefully, nothing to destructive would happen just mostly soapy windows. Now all of the mischievous children are grown up now and don't go out on Halloween.
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