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Roxbury, Connecticut

Litchfield county. Roxbury was taken from Woodbury, and incorporated in 1801. It lies 32 miles N.W. from New Haven, 46 W.S.W. from Hartford, and 15 S. by W. from Litchfield. Population, 1830, 1,122.

The town is diversified with hills and vales. The soil is a gravelly loam, interspersed with some small tracts of sandy loam. It is watered by the Shepaug, a branch of the Housatonick. In digging for silver, a species of iron ore, called steel ore, was discovered.

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