Roseville, Ontario

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Unincorporated community
Motto(s): "Please drive at 50 km/h speed limit"
Town sign in Roseville, Ontario
Town sign in Roseville, Ontario
Coordinates: 43°20′35″N 80°28′32″W / 43.34306°N 80.47556°W / 43.34306; -80.47556
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Waterloo
Township North Dumfries
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area N0B 1E0
Area code(s) 519 and 226
NTS Map 040P08

Roseville is a community in Ontario, Canada located at 43°20′35″N 80°28′31″W / 43.34306°N 80.47528°W / 43.34306; -80.47528Coordinates: 43°20′35″N 80°28′31″W / 43.34306°N 80.47528°W / 43.34306; -80.47528. It is within the rural township of North Dumfries, which forms part of the Region of Waterloo, and is located between Ayr, Kitchener & Highway 401.

There is another community in Ontario named Roseville located in the Regional Municipality of Durham near Uxbridge.


Roseville is a small settlement first farmed Abraham Johnston, George Reynolds, John Bricker, John and Jacob Wisman, Jacob and John Detweiler, Henry Clemens, Daniel Sleighter, Benjamin and Elis Wildfong, Christian Becker, Jacob Rosenburgher, Adam Unger, and Jacob D. Hallman. The families lived in log homes usually one room and a loft, heated by an open fireplace. By about 1850 businesses had opened.[1]

Records from 1864 indicate that Roseville, nine miles from Berlin (Kitchener), had a sawmill owned by Henry Bricker, a general store, a school, two hotels, and a post office; the population was about 150.[2] In 1880, the population was about 200. There were some stores and shops, a school and churches.

During its history, Roseville has had two taverns, two hotels, four churches, three schools, a sawmill, and a shingle factory. There has also been a wagon and carriage works, a blacksmith shop, a printing shop, two cooper shops, a turnip factory, a post office, a candy store, a shoe shop, and a general store. There are two different versions about the name "Roseville". It was either named after a Mr. Rose who enjoyed his alcoholic beverages. The locals called him Rose Will; the word will in Pennsylvania German (pronounced ville) means want, indicating that he would always want another drink. Others indicate that the community was originally called "The Settlement" and that an Englishman named Rose suggested Roseville as a pleasant name.[3]

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