Rosine, Kentucky

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Rosine, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Ohio County.svg
Location of Ohio County in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
County Ohio County
 - Total (as of 2000)

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Rosine (/rˈzn/) is an unincorporated community in Ohio County, Kentucky, United States.[1] Bill Monroe, The Father of Bluegrass, is buried in the town and memorialized with a bronze cast disk affixed to the barn where his music remains alive. The community was named for the pen name of Jenny Taylor McHenry, poet and wife of founder Henry D. McHenry.[2] The ZIP Code is 42370 and the area code is 270. The nearest towns are Horse Branch, and Beaver Dam; and the nearest major cities are Owensboro and Bowling Green. The community sits at an elevation of 429 feet. At one time, Rosine was a thriving community with several stores, a school, a pickle factory, and a bat mill that milled bats for the Louisville Slugger bat factory.


There are no schools in Rosine, as students from Rosine attend Horse Branch Elementary School, Ohio County Middle School, and Ohio County High School. Nearby private schools include Sugar Grove Christian Academy and Ohio County Christian Academy. The nearest colleges and universities are in Owensboro.

Major roads[edit]

U.S. Route 62 passes through Rosine. The town is north of the Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Parkway and east of the William H Natcher Parkway soon to be the I-65 spur.

Bluegrass music[edit]

Each Friday night, year round, musicians converge on the town of Rosine to play Bluegrass music. The musicians play in the small general store, outside the store and in a weekly stage show in the barn next to the store. An annual Bluegrass Festival is held in the town and another annual festival is held on the nearby Jerusalem Ridge where Monroe was born. Bill's musician brothers Birch Monroe and Charlie Monroe were also from Rosine. As of May 2017 ground was broken for the building of the Bill Monroe museum. There is also the Bluemoon store located on Hwy 62E in Rosine.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rosine, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 256. ISBN 0-8131-2631-2.

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Coordinates: 37°27′01″N 86°44′29″W / 37.45028°N 86.74139°W / 37.45028; -86.74139