Roxbury's Jeannine Green has announced the publication of her new book, "Roxbury Place-Name Stories: facts, folklore, fibs."

The book traces the origin of place-names bestowed by early settlers, later immigrants and newcomers in Roxbury from 1713.

"Roxbury Place-Name Stories" contains nearly 300 stories about rivers, roads, brooks, hills, buildings, parks and public gardens, cemeteries, nature preserves, churches and bridges.

The names hail from Englishmen, Indians, plants, animals, battles, the Bible, heroes, celebrities and people.

Ms. Green, a former librarian and systems executive, conducted interviews and consulted maps, public records, histories, newspapers and the Web for this book about place-names.

A 13-year resident, Ms. Green is a trustee of the Roxbury Museum and plays an active role with the Roxbury Historical Society, the Shepaug Club, the Roxbury Conservation Commission and the Council on Aging.

Book signings and talks will be announced at a later date.

For information, e-mail roxburystories@aol.com or call 860-350-9557.