Rochester is a town in northwestern Haskell County, Texas, United States. The population was 378 as of the 2000 census.
Location of Rochester, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°18′51″N 99°51′23″W|
Rochester was founded by A. B. Carothers in 1906 as the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway was built in the area. It takes its name fromRochester, New York.
Rochester is located at (33.314265, -99.856511).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.
From the early 1900s to 2005, Rochester operated its own single-campus school district. The high school was completed in 1938, and had served in that capacity until May 2005. Due to rapidly declining enrollment, the district merged with theHaskell Consolidated Independent School District on June 1, 2005. The Rochester campus now serves as the district's junior high school.
During consolidation, some children transferred to Knox City and Rule Schools.