Rosedale, Kansas is a community of Kansas City, Kansas located in the southeast corner of Wyandotte County, Kansas. It is bordered on the north by the Kansas River and the Armourdale neighborhood, on the south by Johnson County, on the west by the Argentine neighborhood, and on the east by the state of Missouri. It is home to the Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Rosedale originated as "The Town of Rosedale, Shawnee Township" in 1872. In 1875 a new population requirement of 600 persons was established to become a "City of the Third Class" in Kansas. A petition was presented to the Honorable Hiram Stevens, Judge of the Tenth Judicial District (Wyandotte, Johnson and Miami counties). The judge issued an order for incorporating the village as a city and election of officers was held August 28, 1877. The new city was named "The City of Rosedale, Kansas."
By 1897 the area known as Rosedale had a population of over 2,000 inhabitants. Rosedale remained an independent city until it was annexed by Kansas City, Kansas in 1922.
Notable Residents (past and present)
- James P. Cannon, founding leader of the Socialist Workers Party.
- Frank L. Hagaman, former Governor of Kansas
- Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch, memorial for World War I veterans of Rosedale, Kansas
- Boulevard Drive-In, drive-in movie theater that has been in operation since 1950, showing movies every weekend during the summer
- Sauer Castle, legendary haunted house
- University of Kansas Medical Center
- University of Kansas School of Medicine
- University of Kansas Hospital
- Vox Theatre, formerly a silent movie theatre, turned event space
- The Winding Valley and The Craggy Hillside: A History of the City of Rosedale, Kansas by Margaret Landis, Copyright 1976.