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Roxana, Delaware

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Roxana, Delaware
Roxana Methodist Church
Roxana Methodist Church
Roxana is located in Delaware
Location within the state of Delaware
Roxana is located in the United States
Roxana (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°29′47″N 75°10′11″W / 38.49639°N 75.16972°W / 38.49639; -75.16972
CountryUnited States
30 ft (9 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)302
GNIS feature ID216200[1]

Roxana is an unincorporated community and former municipality, from 1909 to 1921, in southeastern Sussex County, Delaware. It is roughly centered on the intersection of Delaware Route 20 and Delaware Route 17. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Roxana was originally named the "Village of Centreville" and underwent a name change to Roxana that was passed by the Delaware General Assembly on April 2, 1869. An act to incorporate the "town of Roxana" was brought before the Delaware Senate on February 16, 1909 by Senator Drexler and passed on February 25, 1909.[2] The bill to incorporate Roxana was then passed by the Delaware House of Representatives on March 12, 1909.[3]

On February 16, 1921, Representative E.J. Turner presented a bill to the Delaware House of Representatives revoking the charter of the town of Roxana, which was passed.[4] The same bill was passed by the Delaware Senate on February 28, 1921 bringing an end to Roxana's 12-year municipal status as a town.[5]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Public Safety

Roxana is served by the Roxana Fire Company Station 90, which provides fire protection to the community along with nearby areas in southeastern Sussex County.[7] The Roxana Fire Company was founded in 1960.[8] Lacking municipal or county police forces, these services are provided by the Delaware State Police.


Roxana is home to the Little League Baseball Senior League Softball World Series, held every year at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex north of the community.


  1. ^ "Roxana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Legislative Proceedings". The News Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). February 26, 1909.
  3. ^ "Many New Bills in Legislature". The Evening Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). March 13, 1909.
  4. ^ "Budget Is Passed By Senate With Unanimous Vote". The Morning News(Wilmington, Delaware). February 17, 1921.
  5. ^ "Change College to University". The Evening Journal(Wilmington, Delaware). February 28, 1921.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Coverage Area". Roxana Fire Company. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "History". Roxana Fire Company. Retrieved July 23, 2016.

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