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Welcome to Roxbury ...

Roxbury is located in Suffolk County<1>.

Roxbury was settled in 1630.

Roxbury is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Roxbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Roxbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Roxbury - they are located in Connecticut (2), Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roxbury.

Communities near Roxbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roxbury.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roxbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roxbury.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roxbury. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roxbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roxbury. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Roxbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roxbury ...

Looking for more information about Roxbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Roxbury, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Roxbury.

Adding Roxbury to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roxbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Roxbury was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Roxbury on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roxbury on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roxbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roxbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 RoxburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3150, Longitude: -71.0937    






















 

 

 

 

 


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