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Roxbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 2,260 at the 2020 census. The town is located 65 miles northeast of New York City, making it part of the New York metropolitan area.
Roxbury is in southern Litchfield County and is bordered to the south by New Haven County. It is 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Danbury and the same distance west of Waterbury. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.4 square miles (68.3 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.21%, are water.
Roxbury, whose Native name was Shepaug, a Mahican word signifying “rocky water”, was settled about 1713. Originally a part of Woodbury, the town was incorporated in October 1796. Roxbury is either descriptively named, or the name is a transfer from Roxbury, Massachusetts.
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.