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Roxbury

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Roxbury
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
22
Year Established:
1731
Year Incorporated:
1796
Form of Government:
Selectmen
Town Hall Address:
29 North Street
P.O. Box 203
Roxbury, CT 06783
Phone: 860-354-3328
Fax: 860-354-0560
Hours: Tues & Thurs: 9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4PM
Wed & Fri: 9AM - 12PM
Web Address:
www.roxburyct.com/

History Brief:
This was part of the Shepaug purchase by the settlers of Woodbury, originally from Stratford, from the Potatucks in 1685 OS and originally including large parts of what is now Roxbury, Oxford and Southbury. Settlements began in 1713 at Upper Farms and Lower Farms. The General Assembly of 1731 set off separate parishes in Woodbury. The western part became the Parish of Roxbury (after Roxbury, Massachusetts) in May 1743; and was incorporated as a town in October 1796. Town vital records begin 1848. Barbour collection records cover 1796-1835.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Southbury

Town Name:Woodbury
 
Population (6)
Year:1800
Population:1121

Year:1850
Population:1114

Year:1900
Population:1087

Year:1950
Population:740

Year:2000
Population:2136

Year:2010
Population:2262
 
Founding Families (5)
Surname:Baker

Surname:Castle

Surname:Hurd

Surname:Hurlburt

Surname:Warner
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:North/Weller Cemetery
Location:Hemlock RD S of Baker RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2181056

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:near intersection of Lower County RD & Old Roxbury RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2181408

Name:Old Levenworth/Beardsley-Levenworth Cemetery
Location:Tophet RD SW of Schoolhouse RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103545

Name:Old South Cemetery
Location:Squire RD, E of South ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2181413

Name:Roxbury Center Cemetery
Location:W side North ST across from Ranny Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1477321
 
Churches (3)
Name:Christ Episcopal Church
Location:4 Weller's Bridge RD
Website:www.christchurchroxbury.org/default.asp?sec_id=180012170

Name:Roxbury Congregational Church, UCC
Location:24 Church ST
Website:www.roxburychurch.org/

Name:Shepaug Valley Bible Church
Location:16 South ST
Website:www.shepaugvalleybiblechurch.net/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers' Monument
Description:Obelisk over the grave of Col. Seth Warner
Location:North ST & Weller's Bridge RD
Type:Military
Dedication Date:1859
 
Communities (4)
Name:Judd's Bridge

Name:Minor Brook

Name:Roxbury Falls

Name:Roxbury Station
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (1)
Name:Booth Free School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:14 South ST
Website:bfs.region-12.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Minor Memorial Library
Type:Current
Location:23 South ST
Website:www.minormemoriallibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:LDS Genealogy
Website Address:ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Roxbury.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Timothy Beard
Contact Data:108 North Street
Roxbury, CT 06783
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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