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The first settlement at Rox was made about 1902. A post office was established at Rox in 1921, and remained in operation until 1949. The community was named from the rocky condition of the original town site.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rox
- Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 46.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rox Post Office (historical)
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