Rosedale, West Virginia

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For the community in Monongalia County, see Rosedale, Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Rosedale
Unincorporated community
Rosedale is located in West Virginia
Rosedale
Rosedale
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°44′21″N 80°56′34″W / 38.73917°N 80.94278°W / 38.73917; -80.94278Coordinates: 38°44′21″N 80°56′34″W / 38.73917°N 80.94278°W / 38.73917; -80.94278
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Braxton and Gilmer
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26636
GNIS feature ID 1546077[1]

Rosedale is an unincorporated community in Braxton and Gilmer counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It lies along the Right Fork Steer Creek,[2] at an elevation of 778 feet (237 m). The town throughout the 1950s and 1960s was very large due to a boom in natural gas and was heavily populated. However, the boom ended around the 1970s and the town greatly diminished. The population dropped severely as well. Rosedale was also home to Rosedale Elementary School until it was removed due to population drop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rosedale, West Virginia
  2. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.