Everett B. Hurlbut Community Park
Apple Lane, Rocky Mountain Road, Roxbury Township, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
For town residents only.
Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end (at mile marker 29); get onto US 684 and go about 11 miles (to mile marker 28) to exit 9E for US 684 east; drive about 10.2 miles to get off at Exit 7 for Route 7 north; drive a mile to get off at Exit 1 for Federal Road; at the light make a left turn; drive down to the next light and turn right onto Federal Road north; drive about 1.6 miles to make a right turn onto Route 133; at 3.5 miles you cross the bridge over the Housatonic River (and you are in Bridgewater); keep going until you reach a T-intersection, the intersection with Route 67; drive into the town of Roxbury to make a right turn onto Wellers Bridge Road.
From Wellers Bridge Road drive 0.7 of a mile to make a right turn onto Rocky Mountain Road; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn left onto Apple Lane; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn left into the parking area.
Everett Hurlburt's grandfather was Col. George Hurlbut, who had made money in the hat shop business. His brother was Allen Hurlburt.
He and his brother had their early schooling in Roxbury's Center School and its Select School, but then attended the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven. Both brothers attended Yale University.
Everett Hurlburt was probably the richest man in town. He had gone to Glastonbury to work for the J. B.Williams Company, a cosmetics firm. He later became president of the company. (He introduced Aqua Velva shaving lotion.)
1896 -- Everett Hurlburt and Rev. Walter Downes Humphrey started Roxbury's first public library.
His brother Allen joined him at the J. B. Williams Company. But Allen left the company in 1923.
Frederick Ungeheuer with Lewis Hurlbut and Ethel Hurlbut. 2004 (first edition in 1989). Roxbury Remembered. New York: Authors Choice Press.
playground, baseball field, picnic pavilion
8/02/2005. Just dropped by to see the place, since it is for Town Residents Only and just dotted down a few plants.. Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) *
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
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