Rockford is a pleasant little
hamlet situated near
Mt. Peter, so named after an old gentleman called
Peter Powell, who lived on the top of it many years ago.
commands a fine view of the river Nanticoke at the east, which flows at
the top of the hill. The river is crossed by an iron bridge.
The principle streets are:
Main Street, running from east to west,
Mud street, running from the top of the hill to the north,
Oxford street, on which is situated the shoe shop,
Squirrel street, running from the top of the hill to the southeast. The
brick school house is the chief building on this street.
As we enter at the west, on the
left, the Methodist church is the first building that meets our view. We
next notice a dwelling house, then a wagon shop. After this a couple of
dwelling houses again and a shoe shop. As we proceed we come to a
blacksmith shop, where all kinds of work is done.
On the corner of Maid and Mud
streets stands the store in which the post office is. Opposite the store
is a wagon and blacksmith shop. On Mud street there are several dwellings
and a barber shop.
The grist mill is situated at the
north of the village.