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Roxbury, whose Native name was Shepaug, a Mahican word signifying "rocky water", was settled about 1713. Originally a part of Woodbury, the town was incorporated in October 1796. Roxbury is either descriptively named, or the name is a transfer from Roxbury, Massachusetts.
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1713 - (Roxbury, CT) - Once known as Shepaug, which means “rocky water,” the town was settled in 1713 as part of Woodbury.
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1796 - Roxbury, CT incorporated
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1819 - Roxbury
Roxbury is a small township, situated upon the southern border of the county, 46 miles from Hartford, and 32 from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Washington, on the east by Woodbury, on the south by Southbury in New-Haven county, and on the west by New-Milford.
Its average length from north to south is 6 and a half miles, and its average breadth from east to west nearly 4 miles, containing about 26 square miles...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1839 - Roxbury
Litchfield county. Roxbury was taken from Woodbury, and incorporated in 1801. It lies 32 miles N.W. from New Haven, 46 W.S.W. from Hartford, and 15 S. by W. from Litchfield. Population, 1830, 1,122.
The town is diversified with hills and vales. The soil is a gravelly loam, interspersed with some small tracts of sandy loam. It is watered by the Shepaug, a branch of the Housatonick. In digging for silver, a species of iron ore, called steel ore, was discovered.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1854 - Roxbury
Roxbury, a post-village in Litchfield co., Connecticut, about 36 miles S. W. by W. from Hartford, contains 2 or 8 churches. Population of the township, 1114.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Roxbury
Roxbury, roxber-e, a post-village in Roxbury town-ship, Litchfield co, Conn., about 14 miles W. of Waterbury, and 2 miles E. of the Shepaug Railroad. It has 3 churches. The township is drained by the Shepaug River. Pop. of the township, 919. See Roxbury Station.
Roxbury Station, or Chalybes (local pron. kā'libs), a post-village in Roxbury township, Litchfield co., Conn., on the Shepaug Railroad, 18 miles N. of Bethel. It has a furnace, a grist-mill, &c.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Roxbury, a post-village in Roxbury township (town), Litcfield co., Conn., 14 miles W. of Waterbury. The town is drained by Shepaug River. Pop. in 1900, 1087.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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Henry CASTLE (1700, - 19 May 1777, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
David SQUIRE (1708, - 28 June 1784, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
Luke CASTLE (1711, - 30 June 1797, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
Stephen BROUNSON (1718, - 5 December 1776, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
John LEAVENWORTH (1719, - 20 January 1795, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
Chartes THOMAS (1720, - 2 October 1794, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
Zenas WARD (17 September 1720, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - 4 November 1793, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
Thomas C. CANFIELD (1721, - 10 January 1795, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
Thomas WARNER (November 1729, - 17 December 1778, Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)
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