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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Roxbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roxbury and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Roxbury:
    • 41.556484, -73.308729
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Roxbury
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Roxbury ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Roxbury.

There is one other community in Connecticut which is also named Roxbury.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Connecticut ...
    • Fairfield County
      • This Roxbury is located in Fairfield County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Roxbury.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • This Roxbury is located in Lee County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the west of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Roxbury.
    • Kansas
      • McPherson County
      • This Roxbury is located in McPherson County and lies 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km]<1> to the west of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McPherson County community of Roxbury.
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Roxbury is located in Oxford County and lies 254 miles [408.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Roxbury.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This Roxbury is located in Howard County and lies 252 miles [405.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Roxbury.
      • Washington County
      • This Roxbury is located in Washington County and lies 268 miles [431.3 km] to the west southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Roxbury.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk County
      • This Roxbury is located in Suffolk County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Roxbury.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Roxbury is located in Cheshire County and lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Roxbury.
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Roxbury [Morris County].
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Roxbury is located in Delaware County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Roxbury.
      • Queens County
      • This Roxbury is located in Queens County and lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the south southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queens County community of Roxbury.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Roxbury lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • This Roxbury is located in Morgan County and lies 464 miles [746.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Roxbury.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cambria County
      • This Roxbury is located in Cambria County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Roxbury.
      • Cumberland County
      • This Roxbury is located in Cumberland County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the west southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Roxbury.
      • Franklin County
      • This Roxbury is located in Franklin County and lies 248 miles [399.1 km] to the west southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Roxbury.
      • Somerset County
      • This Roxbury is located in Somerset County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km] to the west southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Roxbury.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Roxbury lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Roxbury is located in Washington County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the north of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Roxbury.
    • Virginia
      • Charles City County
      • This Roxbury is located in Charles City County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles City County community of Roxbury.
      • Henrico County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Roxbury [Henrico County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Roxbury is located in Dane County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Roxbury that is located in Litchfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Roxbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roxbury ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Acropolis [Litchfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acropolis
    • Acropolis [Litchfield County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Roxbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acropolis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Birch Groves [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Groves
    • Birch Groves [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Roxbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Groves
  • Cedar Land [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Land
    • Cedar Land [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Land have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Land
  • Chimney Point [Litchfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Point
    • Chimney Point [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxbury
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Point
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulls Hollow
      • Gulls Hollow [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulls Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulls Hollow
    • Heritage Village [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Village
      • Heritage Village [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Village
    • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Horse Heaven [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Heaven
      • Horse Heaven [Litchfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Heaven
    • Lanesville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
      • Lanesville [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesville
    • Minortown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minortown
      • Minortown [Litchfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minortown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minortown
    • Obtuse Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Obtuse Hill
      • Obtuse Hill [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Obtuse Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obtuse Hill
    • Shady Rest [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Rest
      • Shady Rest [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Roxbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Rest

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Roxbury. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<4>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Roxbury.
      • Bloomfield is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<4>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on Friday November 27, 1874 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 1, 1948 at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<4>
    • Frank Beisler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Haven (Connecticut) on Thursday October 9, 1913 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday September 8, 1973 at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
      • North Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<4>
    • Marian Bergeron     (Miss America (1933), singer)
      • Miss America (1933), singer. She was born in West Haven (Connecticut) on Friday May 3, 1918 and died in Kettering (Ohio) on Tueday October 22, 2002 at the age of 84. She is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • West Haven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<4>
    • Ernest Borgnine     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Hamden (Connecticut) on Wednesday January 24, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 95.
      • Hamden is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Borgnine<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Torrington is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • George W. Bush     (43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009))
      • 43rd President of the US (2001 - 2009). He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday July 6, 1946
      • New Haven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday July 17, 1899 and died in Stanfordville (New York) on Sunday March 30, 1986 at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • Al Capp     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday September 28, 1909 and died in South Hampton (New Hampshire) on Monday November 5, 1979 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Essex County, Massachusetts).
      • New Haven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Capp<4>
    • Bliss Carman     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Fredericton (New Brunswick) on Monday April 15, 1861 and died in New Canaan (Connecticut) on Saturday June 8, 1929 at the age of 68. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (York County, New Brunswick).
      • New Canaan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Roxbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bliss Carman<4>
    • Karen Carpenter     (Singer)

How Far From Roxbury to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Roxbury to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Roxbury and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Roxbury to Hartford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 268 miles [431.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,630 miles [9,060.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,338 miles [10,200 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,214 miles [6,781.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Roxbury: www.roxburyct.com/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roxbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roxbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roxbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5565, Longitude: -73.3087       In this case, the coordinates for Roxbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Roxbury could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Roxbury to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.431 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.077 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.97 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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