About

Roxbury is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 2,502 at the 2010 census.[1] The town is at the eastern end of the county.

Roxbury was the birthplace and the home of naturalist John Burroughs. A memorial site has been placed by his birthplace. Jay Gould, the railroadfinancier, was also born in the town. The Main Street Historic District includes the Jay Gould Memorial Church and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[2] Other sites on the National Register include theFirst Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury and Vega Cemetery, Isaac Hardenbergh House, Second Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury, Walter Stratton House, and Ulster and Delaware Railroad Depot and Mill Complex.[2]

Author Walter R. Brooks was a resident. He began visiting Roxbury in 1937, and he and his wife Anne moved to a home on Main Street in 1948, where he lived until his death in 1958. He wrote a number of books while in Roxbury, including many titles in the popular "Freddy the Pig" series.

Roxbury, NY Official Website

Geography and Education

The eastern town lines border Greene County and Schoharie County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.6 square miles (226.9 km2), of which 87.1 square miles (225.6 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 0.56%, is water.[1]

The East Branch of the Delaware River has its source in a pond behind a tire shop just south of Grand Gorge. Most of the town lies in the valley of the East Branch or its tributaries, but the northeast corner of the town drains via Johnson Hollow Brook and the Bear Kill to Schoharie Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the Mohawk River and part of the Hudson River watershed.

Roxbury Central School District

Farmstands and Events

Area Listings

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Updated: 19th January, 2019 1:43 PM.