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Rosetown's Main Street
Rosetown's Main Street
Motto: The Heart of the Wheat Belt
Rosetown is located in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°33′N 107°59′W / 51.550°N 107.983°W / 51.550; -107.983Coordinates: 51°33′N 107°59′W / 51.550°N 107.983°W / 51.550; -107.983
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) St. Andrew's
Post office Founded 1907-09-01
Village established 1909
Town incorporated 1910
 • Mayor Brian Gerow
 • MP Kelly Block, Conservative Party of Canada
 • MLA Jim Reiter, Saskatchewan Party
 • Total 10.59 km2 (4.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,277
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)

Rosetown is a town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, at the junction of provincial Highway 7 and Highway 4, approximately 115 km southwest of Saskatoon.

The town's motto, "The Heart of the Wheat Belt" reflects its history of being a farming community. It is the largest town located in the Rural Municipality St. Andrew's 287, Saskatchewan.

Rosetown belongs currently to the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar which was formerly known as Saskatoon—Rosetown. Rosetown belongs to census division 12 for purposes of enumerating the population which was 2,277 residents in 2006.

Rosetown won the 2004 Provincial Communities in Bloom.


Post office

On September 14, 1905, James and Anne Rose migrated from Lancashire, England to an area of Saskatchewan, Canada.[5] They were the first settlers in the area now known as Rosetown.[6] Later, in 1907, a group of people from the area, wanting a post office, made an application for one. As a name had to be given to the post office, the group decided to dedicate it to the towns most senior settlers, the Roses. As the name "Rose" was already taken, the group added "town" to it to create "Rosetown". The Post Office opened on September 7, 1907.

A Jewish colony was established near Rosetown after 1906.

Rosetown became a village on August 29, 1909 after Wilrod Bifair sold his homestead for $12.00 an acre to the Canadian National Railway. Village status was granted on August 4, 1909 when the population reached 500 people. W.G. King, W.R. Ferguson, and N.B. Douglas formed the Village Council in the same year. The first Village Council meeting was held on September 27, 1909. W.G. King established the first business in the village in 1909. Later that year he built three other stores at different locations.



The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[10]


Walter Aseltine School is the elementary school in Rosetown named after a member of parliament Walter Aseltine. Rosetown Central High School provides secondary school education for Rosetown and surrounding rural areas. Both schools are part of the Sun West School Division. The Sun West School Division Office which provides education to west-central Saskatchewan is located in Rosetown.

Prairie West Regional College provides post secondary education.





The first transportation was provided by a Red River Cart Trail called Old Bone Trail as well as The Battleford Trail . The town grew in 1910 once the Canadian National Railway track reached Rosetown.[12]

Rosetown Airport (TC LID: CJX4) is located near Rosetown. Both Highway 7 and Highway 4 serve vehicular traffic to and from Rosetown.

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System (– Scholar search) [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  5. ^ Russell, E.T. (1975), What's in a Name?, Saskatoon, SK: Western Producer Prairie Books, p. 276, ISBN 1-894022-92-0 
  6. ^ Barry, Bill (2003), People Places Contemporary Saskatchewan Placenames, Regina, Canada: Print West communications, p. 230, ISBN 1-894022-92-0 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Rosetown
  11. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 December 2010
  12. ^ Saskatchewan Government Sask Biz (2004), Colonsay Geography Rosetown is situated in the heart of the Midwest..., retrieved 2007-08-01 

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