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Roxbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Roxbury

 
 
Roxbury Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2009
1. Roxbury Marker
As can be seen in this photo, this side faces the road and is very weathered.
Inscription.
1713 - First structure by white settlers built near Shepaug River.

1732 - 33 – First meeting house erected. Old Roxbury Road.

1743 – Roxbury parish established by Connecticut General Assembly.

Birthplace of three cousins of Revolutionary war fame:
Captain Remember Baker 1737-1775
Colonel Ethan Allen 1738 - 1789
General Seth Warner 1743 - 1784

1796 – Town of Roxbury incorporated, separating from Woodbury. General Ephraim Hinman of the Connecticut Militia, a Legislator, spearheaded this achievement.

Mid-18800s – Mostly a farming town, but with ten sawmills and five hat-making shops.

Mine Hill famous for various mineral ores, mainly iron. Garnet, now the State Mineral, was mined and granite quarried for buildings throughout New England and in New York City and transported by Shepaug Railroad.

Erected by the Town of Roxbury the Roxbury American Revolution Bicentennial Committee and the Connecticut Historical Commission 1977
 
Erected 1977 by Town of Roxbury, Roxbury American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 33.605′ N, 73° 18.616′ W. Marker is
Roxbury Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2009
2. Roxbury Marker
The marker is identical on both sides, but this side is more sheltered from the weather and doesn't look as worn.
in Roxbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on North Street (Connecticut Route 67) 0.1 miles north of Chalybes Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 North Street, Roxbury CT 06783, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cadet Charles K. Hodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roxbury Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Seth Warner Monument (approx. mile away); Roxbury WW II Veterans Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Orzech Family Preserve (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mine Hill Preserve (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brian E. Tierney Preserve (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bridgewater WW I Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roxbury.
 
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Roxbury Town Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2009
3. Roxbury Town Hall
Roxbury Fire Dept and Town Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2009
4. Roxbury Fire Dept and Town Hall
 
 
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