GreenerPasture.com

Sign In



Add YOUR Family To This Page

History of Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

Journey back in time to Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

Visit Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

Follow us on Instagram     
Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, MA

Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. It became a city in 1848 and was annexed to Boston in 1868. genealogytrails.com

Roxbury includes: Mount Pleasant, Roxbury Crossing, Dudley Street Station, and Fort Hill.
netronline.com/ mass_lookup.htm




There is MUCH more to discover about Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*. Read on!
Not the place you are looking for? Try again!
Search for your ancestors by place

Search for Your Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:
  • 1630 - Roxbury is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ROXBURY. [Pop. 9,089 Inc. 1630.]
    Roxbury, the largest town in Norfolk County, is the only town naturally united to Boston by land.

    On a level tract, called Jamaica Plain, is a...Read MORE...


  • 1846 - Roxbury is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - October 1 - The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

    historyorb.com

  • 1854 - Roxbury
    Roxbury, a beautiful city of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, 8 miles S. from Boston, with which it is connected by what is termed "Boston Neck."...Read MORE...


  • 1867 - Annexed to Boston
    Roxbury was incorporated as a town September 28, 1630; as a city March 12, 1846; and was annexed to Boston June 1, 1867.

    A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts, with Numerous Illustrations Rev. Elias Nason, M.A.; revised and enlarged by George J. Varney. Boston: B.B. Russell. 1890, 724 pages

  • News 1868 - In the city of Boston there are 507 streets, and 489 courts and places. The newly acquired Roxbury adds 107 streets, and 101 courts and places.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 1, 1868

  • News 1869 - An Israelite in Roxbury, Mass., was recently fined for keeping open his store on Sunday.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 20, 1869

  • 1895 - Roxbury / Boston Highlands
    Roxbury, or Boston Highlands, a former city of Norfolk co, Mass., on Massachusetts Bay, 3 miles S.S.W. of Boston. The site is elevated and uneven,...Read MORE...


  • Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*
    Dudley Street Terminal Station, Roxbury, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Roxbury, or Boston Highlands, a former city of Suffolk co., Mass., on Massachusetts Bay, 3 miles SSW. of Boston, of which it now constitutes a part....Read MORE...


  • Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*
    Roxbury Crossing (1909)
    Postcard
  • Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*
    The Old Monroe House. The Oldest House in Roxbury, Mass. Built 1683.
    Postcard
  • News 1967 - June 2 - Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

    historyorb.com
    June 2, 1967



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*


Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*
Pinterest
Dudley Street Terminal Station, Roxbury, Mass.
Postcard

Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*
Pinterest
Roxbury Crossing (1909)
Postcard

Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*
Pinterest
The Old Monroe House. The Oldest House in Roxbury, Mass. Built 1683.
Postcard
Can't handle dairy, but still want milk in your coffee? Try this!



Nutpods is a dairy-free creamer made from heart-healthy almonds, MCT-rich coconuts.

History and News of Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

Add History/News
  • 1630 - Roxbury is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ROXBURY. [Pop. 9,089 Inc. 1630.]
    Roxbury, the largest town in Norfolk County, is the only town naturally united to Boston by land.

    On a level tract, called Jamaica Plain, is a... Read MORE...

  • 1846 - Roxbury is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - Roxbury
    Roxbury, a beautiful city of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, 8 miles S. from Boston, with which it is connected by what is termed "Boston Neck."... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - October 1 - The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

    historyorb.com
  • 1867 - Annexed to Boston
    Roxbury was incorporated as a town September 28, 1630; as a city March 12, 1846; and was annexed to Boston June 1, 1867.

    A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts, with Numerous Illustrations Rev. Elias Nason, M.A.; revised and enlarged by George J. Varney. Boston: B.B. Russell. 1890, 724 pages
  • News  1868 - In the city of Boston there are 507 streets, and 489 courts and places. The newly acquired Roxbury adds 107 streets, and 101 courts and places.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 1, 1868
  • News  1869 - An Israelite in Roxbury, Mass., was recently fined for keeping open his store on Sunday.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 20, 1869
  • 1895 - Roxbury / Boston Highlands
    Roxbury, or Boston Highlands, a former city of Norfolk co, Mass., on Massachusetts Bay, 3 miles S.S.W. of Boston. The site is elevated and uneven,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Roxbury, or Boston Highlands, a former city of Suffolk co., Mass., on Massachusetts Bay, 3 miles SSW. of Boston, of which it now constitutes a part.... Read MORE...

  • News  1967 - June 2 - Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

    historyorb.com
    June 2, 1967

Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA* Genealogy

Ancestors Who Were Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

We currently have information about ancestors who were born in Roxbury.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)


Ancestors Who Died in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

We currently have information about ancestors who died in Roxbury.

View Them Now (sorted by year of death)


Ancestors Who Were Married in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA*

We currently have information about ancestors who were married in Roxbury.

View Them Now


Updated: 11/26/2019 8:47:26 AM

Are you from Roxbury? Do you have ancestors from there? Tell us YOUR story!

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Roxbury, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.