Dickens' Rochester and Vicinity
Charles Dickens had strong and lasting ties to the Rochester/Chatham area. He lived in the area as a child and returned to it again and again in his fiction. He also spent the last 10 years of his life in the area, residing at Gad's Hill Place where he died on June 9, 1870. The map below marks some of the areas of particular importance in Dickens' life and works in the Rochester area.
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