Rose Hill

The tiny community of Rose Hill is located on Farm Road 222 about two miles east of Coldspring in east central San Jacinto County. Rose Hill was settled by African Americans in the late 1800s and was named for the abundant wild roses that grew on a hill where the town was developed. During the 1930s county highway maps showed homes and one business in the area. By the late twentieth century Rose Hill consisted of a few homes and Rose Hill Cemetery. In 1990 the population was ten. That figure increased to thirty in 2000.

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

Rose Hill is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.58131050
    Longitude
    -95.09382540

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Rose Hill by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
30 2014 Local Officials