Roxbury Roots and History

August 10, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders joined with Roxbury’s Mayor and Council and the township’s and county historic community Aug. 8 to formally dedicate a historic bridge marker and interpretive panel that highlight the township’s Drakesville Historic Park and Morris Canal Greenway ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The former Drakesville section of Roxbury literally drips with history, in large part because it was a busy hub on the former Morris Canal. That history will be commemorated and celebrated Aug. 8 during a special visit to Roxbury by the Morris County freeholders – one of the county ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Water Company, a family business that started in 1954 and currently serves nearly 3,900 homes and businesses in Roxbury, has agreed to be purchased by another entity, it was announced this week. The Succasunna-based company signed an agreement to be acquired by New Jersey ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The people brainstorming about upgrades to the "Landing Gateway" area of Roxbury are beginning to unveil their ideas, some of which borrow from the past in order to make a better looking future. A big example: The latest architectural plan for the new bridge that will span the NJ ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - People passing the King House Museum at 209 Main Street in Ledgewood might be wondering why some windows of the historic residence are covered in plywood. It's OK. The windows have been temporarily removed as part of a major exterior restoration taking place at the building, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Plans to preserve a parcel in Ledgewood that might have been the very first section of the Morris Canal got a boost recently when a historic society gave money to the township. The Canal Society of New Jersey donated $4,000 to Roxbury to help fund improvement to what is being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Funding approved Monday by former Gov. Chris Christie means restoration of the historic former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad station in Landing should be finished before summertime. The $259,000 historic preservation grant authorized by the outdoing governor will ...

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Editor's Note:  The date of this event has been changed. ROXBURY, NJ – Michele O’Halloran is headed for the cemetery this weekend and she wants you to join her. O’Halloran, administrative assistant to Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd, will be a tour guide for the Moonlight History & ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - One man’s 40-year quest for the origin of a unique Revolutionary War sword found in Succasunna will be the subject of a presentation Oct. 23. The owner of the sword, John Lawrence Brasher, will give the presentation at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - More than 100 years ago, when residents of Ledgewood (then called Drakesville) wanted to shop for anything that they had not grown, made for themselves or acquired by bartering with a neighbor, they walked or rode over to the King Store on Main Street, alongside the Morris Canal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The recent re-positioning of the gazebo on the lawn of the Roxbury Public Library on Succasunna’s Main Street has generated excitement and renewed interest in the 19th century gazebo that stands in stark contrast to the 1974 library building. In spite of the architectural dichotomy ...

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