Roosville, British Columbia

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Roosville
Roosville is located in British Columbia
Roosville
Roosville
Location of Roosville in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°00′04″N 115°03′10″W / 49.00111°N 115.05278°W / 49.00111; -115.05278Coordinates: 49°00′04″N 115°03′10″W / 49.00111°N 115.05278°W / 49.00111; -115.05278
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Roosville, British Columbia, Canada is a tiny farming community bordering the U.S. state of Montana near Lake Koocanusa, at the southeast corner of Tobacco Plains Indian Reserve No. 2.[1] The Roosville border crossing is a primary entry into Southeast British Columbia from Northwest Montana. The name of this community derives from the family Roo, early settlers in the area. The name was conferred in honour of a Roo family member who was postmaster[citation needed].

The community on the other side of the border crossing is also named Roosville, as is the US Port of Entry.[2][3]

Aboriginal name[edit]

The traditional name in the Ktunaxa language for this site is ¿/u¿/uqa, pronounced tsoo-tsoo-qa.[4]

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