Roxbury

Name:

Roxbury

County:

McPherson

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

38°33’3″N 97°25’49″W

Elevation:

1,339 ft (408 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Roxbury is an unincorporated community and census-designated place about 14.8 miles east of Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 100 at the 1910 census.

Remains:

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

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Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

 

Remarks:

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, McPherson County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Moundridge. The original name for the  was Colfax, which was established in 1871 as a trading post. It was renamed to Roxbury on March 4, 1875 due to an act of legislature.