2 years ago
Among [Johannes Kelpius'] legacies was the naming of Roxborough. Kelpius called his cave [pictured -Corey]"The Burrow of Rocks" because foxes often burrowed into the rocky cellar. The name was eventually formalized into "Rocks Burrow" when he used the term in a letter dated May 25, 1706. Eventually "Rocks Burrow" was changed to the spelling we use today, Roxborough, and that is how the section of Philadelphia known as Roxborough got its' name.