Incorporated in 1796, Roxbury is located in the beautiful northwest corner known as the Litchfield Hills. Spread over 26-square miles, our rural town of 2,320 offers historic sites and architecture as well as rural ambience. In the western part of town the Shepaug River flows in a southerly direction, cutting a narrow valley through hills on either side. The Town Green holds the town’s smallest cemetery and granite memorial to Revolutionary War hero and Roxbury native, Seth Warner. Warner was Captain of the local regiment of the Green Mountain Boys, formed to resist New York authority over Vermont. He was a hero often overshadowed by his more flamboyant Roxbury-born cousins and Green Mountain comrades-in-arms, Ethan Allen and Remember Baker.
Roxbury is proud of its farming and mining heritage, its architecture and barns, its Historic District and its friendly, community-spirited residents.
The Town has a reputation for providing excellent municipal services to its residents. In addition various cultural, educational and recreational opportunities are provided by public and private organizations.