Rochester, Massachusetts

Plymouth County


NEW! 1790, 1800, & 1810 Federal Census transcription for Rochester is complete. See Census Project link below.



About Rochester

Rochester, in Plymouth County,  was founded in 1679 and it was incorporated on June 4, 1686.  Originally, Rochester included area which is now part of Wareham, Marion, and Mattapoisett.  Rochester's harbors on Buzzards Bay afforded it with a busy coastal trade.  That coastal trade ended when Marion (1852) and Mattapoisett (1853) were established and Rochester lost its coastline.


Rochester Links (links will open in a new window)

 Town Clerk

Town of Rochester
One Constitution Way
Rochester, MA  02770
Town Hall:  508-763-3871   FAX:  508-763-4892
Town Clerk:  508-763-3866

 Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library 17 Constitutional Way, 508-763-8600
 The Tombstone Transcription Project (transcriptions from Woodside Cemetery and Hillside/Pierce Cemetery are available)
 Topographical Map of Rochester (from


Massachusetts and Plymouth County Links

USGenWeb Plymouth County, MA
USGenWeb Massachusetts Genealogy
Plymouth County Registry of Deeds


East Rochester Congregational Church
355 County Rd.
First Congregational Church
Rounseville Rd.
First Congregational Church
11 Constitutional Way
Jehovah's Witnesses 508-295-8223
St. Rose of Lima
282 Vaughn Hill Rd.
Rectory - 508-763-2244
Study - 508-763-2392

Rochester Projects

Rochester Census Project

Volunteers Needed

If you have a Rochester Source you'd like to share or do look ups from, please contact me.
Please let me know what you are willing to do. (Ex. Do you have a book you can do look ups from? Are you willing to help transcribe the Vital Records of Rochester? Will you take pictures at cemeteries?) By having specific information, your time won't be wasted by being contacted about things you're unable to help with.

Rochester Queries

Visit the Rootsweb Plymouth County message board for queries about Rochester, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, a message board strictly for Rochester was underused and perhaps the Rootsweb boards will be more useful for more people. Previous queries can be found here.

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