Originally known as Richland (a name that probably referred to the fertility of the soil), the Rosemark area was settled as early as the 1830s.
Some historical information on the area is included in the book Illustrated History of the People and Towns of Northeast Shelby County and South Central Tipton County - Salem, Portersville, Idaville, Kerrville, Armourtown, Bethel, Tipton, Mudville, Macedonia, Gratitude, Barretville, and Rosemark, Tennessee published by the Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, Inc. The book contains transcriptions and summaries of oral history interviews, family archival material, and historic maps.
Rosemark is the birthplace of blues artist Bobby Bland.
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Rosemark is adjacent to, perhaps overlapping, the unincorporated communities of Mudville and Barretville.
There are no official or even particularly widely agreed-upon boundaries of the Rosemark area, though there are "Welcome to Rosemark" signs as far south on Austin Peay Highway as Millington-Arlington Road. The northern boundary is anywhere from Mudville Road to the Tipton County Line. To the west the boundary is somewhere approaching Edmund Orgill Park, and to the east somewhere approaching Bolton High School.
Rosemark is centered at Rosemark Road and Kerr-Rosemark Road, the location of several old community institutions including the Rosemark ARP Church, the Rosemark Pentecostal Church, and Tipton-Rosemark Academy (formerly Rosemark School).
- "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Rosemark Historic District". 2013. p. 22.
- Rosemark is not a named census unit for the 2010 census, but for the 2000 census it was a census county division with population of 2,261, per U.S. Census Bureau.
- "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Rosemark Historic District". 2013.
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