No excavation was ever conducted at the Rose Mound, either by archaeologists or by interested locals; consequently, it remained one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in southwestern Ohio throughout the twentieth century. Because of its archaeological value, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Despite the mound's great value for archaeological information, it was demolished by local land developers in the autumn of 1991. Protests from the Ohio Historical Society were ignored, and the mound and its contents were destroyed on October 8 or 9. While the mound is no longer in existence, it remains listed on the National Register.