TOWN OF ROXBURY
Kirkside Park in Roxbury
The Town of Roxbury is located in northeastern Delaware County and borders Schoharie and Greene counties. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.6 square miles and a 2010 Census population of 2,502 people.
The town includes the hamlets Roxbury, Grand Gorge, Grand Gorge Station, Hardscrabble, Hubbell Corners, More Settlement, and West Settlement.
Roxbury was the birthplace and the home of naturalist John Burroughs. A memorial site has been placed by his birthplace. Jay Gould, the railroad financier, 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. Other sites on the National Register include the First 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.
Author Walter R. Brooks of Mister Ed fame 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.
53960 State Highway 30, Roxbury
Points of Interest
Woodchuck Lodge and Burroughs Memorial Field
1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury
Roxbury Arts Group, Inc.
Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury
Plattekill Mountain Road, Roxbury
Shepard Hills Golf Course
562 Shepard Hills Road, Roxbury
53742 State Highway 30, Roxbury
Grand Gorge Pilgrim Holiness Church
37283 State Highway 23, Grand Gorge
United Methodist Churches
53761 State Highway 30, Roxbury
37264 State Highway 23, Grand Gorge
Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church
53837 State Highway 30, Roxbury
St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church
60676 State Highway 30, Grand Gorge
Roxbury Central Schools
53729 State Highway 30, Roxbury
Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES
2020 Jump Brook Road, Grand Gorge
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