Rosman, North Carolina

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Rosman is a town in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 490 at the 2000 census. The northern terminus of U.S. Route 178 is less than one mile northwest of Rosman on U.S. Route 64.

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is located about 6 miles north of Rosman, near Balsam Grove, North Carolina.

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History

Known first as Jeptha, Rosman became known as Toxaway into the beginning of the 20th Century. Because this caused confusion with the nearby resort town of Lake Toxaway (10 miles to the west), in 1903 the name was changed to Eastatoe. The citizens apparently did not like the new name, so Joseph Silversteen (local industrialist) gave the town the name Rosman in 1905. The name came from two of Mr. Silversteen's business associates, Joseph Rosenthal and Morris Osmansky.

Geography

Rosman is located at 35°8′41″N 82°49′22″W / 35.14472°N 82.82278°W / 35.14472; -82.82278 (35.144755, -82.822789)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Within the town limits of Rosman and to the south of the town limits, U.S. 178 is called Pickens Highway, referring to Pickens, South Carolina.

Rosman sits on the eastern boundary of Pisgah National Forest.

The French Broad River runs through the town of Rosman. There is a U.S. Geological Survey stream gauge, station number 03439000, on the French Broad River in Rosman.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 490 people, 210 households, and 149 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,140.7 people per square mile (440.0/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 549.4/sq mi (211.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.57% White, 0.20% Asian, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

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