Rosalie

Rosalie, on Farm Road 909 in southwestern Red River County, was originally known as Wayland. By 1880 the town had a population of 200, several stores, two churches, a school, a flour mill, and a gin. The population apparently peaked about 1900 and declined as changes in transportation routes shifted trade to nearby towns. The community's once-famous springs, for centuries an oasis for travelers, were by the 1970s on private property. By the 1980s a cemetery, a church, a one-room community center, and several highway markers were all that remained of Rosalie. In 2000 the population was 100.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Rosalie is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Wayland)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.47649890
    Longitude
    -95.17827870

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
100 2009 Local Officials