Roxanna was originally called Claysville, and under the latter name was platted in 1845 when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office called Roxanna was established in 1887, and remained in operation until 1907.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roxanna, Ohio
- Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 346.
- "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016.