Rockville, California

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Rockville, California
Field in Rockville
Field in Rockville
Rockville, California is located in California
Rockville, California
Rockville, California
location in California
Coordinates: 38°14′39″N 122°07′20″W / 38.24417°N 122.12222°W / 38.24417; -122.12222Coordinates: 38°14′39″N 122°07′20″W / 38.24417°N 122.12222°W / 38.24417; -122.12222
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySolano
Government
 • County BoardJim Spering
 • State SenatorBill Dodd (D)[1]
 • California Assemblymembers[1]Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D) and Jim Frazier (D)
 • U. S. Rep.John Garamendi (D)[2]
Population
(2000)
 • Total130
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
94534
Area code(s)707

Rockville is a small unincorporated community in northern-central Solano County, California, southwest of Fairfield and closest to Cordelia.[3]

Yulyul, the main village of the Suisunes (a Patwin people of the Suisun Bay region), is believed to be where Rockville is located today.

The main economic activities are farming, tourism, and the large regional Rockville Cemetery.[4]

Rockville was the site of a crop circle controversy in 2003, with some initially claiming an extraterrestrial cause. However, some local teenagers later admitted that they had perpetrated the hoax.[5]

Tourism[edit]

Rockville is the home of the Rockville Hills Regional Park,[6] consisting of 633 acres of grasslands and oak woodlands, with a dense mixed broadleaf forest through which there are many hiking and biking trails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Map of Rockville, California". Google Maps, map of Rockville, California. Google. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ "The Rockville Cemetery". Solano County Cemeteries website. Solano County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 7 March 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  5. ^ Rockville, California, USA Hoax, iwasabducted.com, June 23, 2003, access date September 21, 2008
  6. ^ "Rockville Hills Regional Park". City of Fairfield, California Public Works Dept website. City of Fairfield, California. Retrieved 2 August 2012.

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