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Roxbury

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Roxbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 2,136 at the 2000 census.HistoryRoxbury, whose Indian name was "Shepaug", a Mahican name signifiying "rocky water", was settled about the year 1713. Originally a part of Woodbury, the town was incorporated in October 1796.Mine Hill and its minerals have been associated with Roxbury since the middle of the 18th century. A silver mine was opened here and was later found to contain spathic iron, specially adapted to steel making and a small smelting furnace was built. The abundance of granite found in many of Mine Hill's quarries provided the building material for the ore roaster and blast furnace, as well as for such world wonders as the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Terminal in New York City.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.3sqmi, of which, 26.2sqmi of it is land and 0.1sqmi of it (0.23%) is water.Principal communitiesJudd's BridgeRoxbury centerRoxbury FallsRoxbury StationOn the National Register of Historic PlacesThree places in Roxbury, Connecticut are included on the National Register of Historic Places listing. They are: Roxbury Center (CT 67, Weller's Bridge Rd., South and Church Streets); 32 buildings in designated local historic district.Roxbury Iron Mine and Furnace ComplexRoxbury Station Historic District (added 2009) (CT 67, Botsford Hill, Hodge, and Mine Hill Roads)
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