Rosemark Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: 8501-8760 East Kerrville-Rosemark Road, and 8519-8727 and 8736 Rosemark Road, Rosemark

Built: ca. 1890 to 1963

Architectural Style: Predominantly Bungalows and Minimal Traditional Cottages for dwellings

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Rosemark Historic District was placed on the National Register on June 14, 2013.

History: Rosemark is an intact representative example of a rural agricultural district in West Tennessee. Known as Richland through the Civil War era, it changed its name to Rosemark when it applied for a post office because there was already a “Richland” in the state. Cotton production dominated the local economy until the 1930s, when agricultural diversification began taking place. Some of the farms that contribute to this district feature extant outbuildings associated with diverse operations – fuel tanks, chicken coop, stock and cotton barn, slaughterhouse, smokehouse, etc.

Maps:

Outline of the Rosemark Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council District: N/A

Super District: N/A

County Commission District: 1

DON NEWMAN