Upcoming Meetings & Events**
Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Public Hearings & Other Notices
Annual Town Meeting - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Notice of Meeting: Road Inspections- Friday, April 25, 2014
Planning Commission Meetings
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - CANCELLED
Comprehensive Plan Meetings
April 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CHAPTER 1- revised
CHAPTER 2 - revised
**all meetings held at the Rockland Town Hall unless otherwise specified
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WELCOME TO ROCKLAND
Rockland was settled in the mid 1800’s by immigrants of mainly German, Dutch, and Irish heritage—farming families looking for a better life. When the first settlers arrived, there were a few tribes of Native Americans living here. Some of them lived in traditional tepees; others lived in caves in the ledge. The settlers found forested lands to build homes and when the land was cleared, the land produced abundant crops to feed their families.
The first homes built in Rockland were small, log homes lit by candles or kerosene lamps. As the settlers prospered, small businesses started in the area including: a saw mill, a feed mill, and some cheese factories. Rockland had 5 one-room schoolhouses until the 1960’s when they were consolidated into the surrounding school districts. Rockland held its first annual town meeting in 1856.
Rockland is a town of about 22 square miles located in west central Brown County. It is bounded by the City of De Pere and the Town of Ledgeview on the north, the Town of Glenmore on the east, the Town of Wrightstown on the south, and the picturesque Fox River on the west.
A unique feature of Rockland is the Niagara Escarpment (“the ledge”) as pictured above, which runs through our town from north to south. This natural feature along with the river boundary creates beautiful home sites. Another feature of Rockland is the Fox River Trail which provides walking and biking activities.
In recent years the population of Rockland has grown steadily due to the beautiful building sites, accessibility to jobs, schools, recreation and shopping. Currently, about 1700 people call Rockland home.
Written by Alice Daul and Vicky Van Vonderen