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Roxbury, Connecticut, USA

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.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ roxbury/

  • 1796 - Roxbury, CT incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ roxbury/

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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. ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    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...Read MORE...


  • Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking East, Roxbury, Conn.
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  • Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
    South Street Looking North
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  • Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office and Residence of G. W. Hurlburt
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  • Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
    Overlook Farm, Roxbury, Conn.
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  • Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
    Hodge's Store
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Overlook Farm, Roxbury, Conn.
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Main Street, Looking East, Roxbury, Conn.
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South Street Looking North
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Post Office and Residence of G. W. Hurlburt
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Hodge's Store
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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.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ roxbury/
  • 1796 - Roxbury, CT incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ roxbury/
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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. ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    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... Read MORE...

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