What was once Beaverdam, Moresville, and Batavia-Kill are now known as Roxbury, Grand Gorge, and the Denver/Vega Valley. Pioneers worked their way south from Grand Gorge, and by the 1790s, the settlements in Roxbury, Denver, and Vega were beginning to take shape. Around Roxbury looks at the history of the area, from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. Farms, thriving businesses, fine hotels, boardinghouses, and community gatherings all contributed to the growth of Roxbury. Railroad baron Jay Gould and naturalist John Burroughs were both born in Roxbury, and each left their mark on history, both locally and nationally. The town has seen many changes yet manages to retain much of its appeal to this day.