Rose Hill, Virginia

Rose Hill: City in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States

About

Rose Hill is a city located in the county of Fairfax in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Rose Hill is an unincorporated community located in Lee County, Virginia. It lies near the Cumberland Gap and the border of Kentucky.

The community was founded in the late 18th century by pioneer settlers. In 1785, Reverend Charles Cummings established the first school and church in the area known as Ewing's Valley.

In 1835, the community name changed to Rose Hill likely after Dr. John Rose who operated a spa there. The economy was largely agricultural.

In 1883, the Powell Valley Railroad reached Rose Hill, stimulating the timber and coal mining industries. The town grew into a center of commerce.

Rose Hill Today

Today, Rose Hill remains a small, rural unincorporated town with around 300 residents. While it lacks a formal government, the community retains its identity and spirit.

Notable attractions are the Charles Cummings House, Rose Hill Methodist Church, and the natural beauty of the surrounding Appalachian region. It serves as a gateway to the Jefferson National Forest.

Rose Hill embodies the frontier spirit and mountain heritage of Southwestern Virginia despite its small size. It perseveres as a tight-knit Appalachian community.

Conclusion

From its early pioneer days to the arrival of the railroad, Rose Hill represents the frontier progression of rural mountain towns. It retains its small-town charm and identity. Key aspects of its history include Reverend Cummings, the name origin, and the Powell Valley Railroad which connected it to commerce.

Rose Hill locator map
Location of Rose Hill on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Rose Hill

Population : 20,226
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : Fairfax County
Postal code : 52586
Area : 0.35 km2
Altitude : 814 feet / 248 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:08:33 (18th July 2024)
Mahaska County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Rose Hill Highlighted locator map image
Mahaska County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Rose Hill Highlighted
Mahaska County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Rose Hill Highlighted locator map image

Geography

Rose Hill is located at 38°47'19"N 77°6'46"W (38.7887200, -77.1127600).

Rose Hill map

People born in Rose Hill (3)

People born in Rose Hill, including journalist Frank Luther Mott, politician H. Kay Hedge, author and editor Kathryn Morgan Ryan, .

List

Schools in Rose Hill

College & universities near Rose Hill, VA

Code Name City ZIP
427894 CET-Alexandria Alexandria (VA) 22312

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rose Hill, VA

Code Name Address Type
ALX Union Station 110 Callahan Drive RAIL
LOR Lorton station 8006 Lorton Road RAIL
WAS Washington Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE RAIL
BCV Burke Centre 10399 Premier Court RAIL
WDB Woodbridge station 1040 Express Way RAIL

Post offices near Rose Hill

Post Office Name City ZIP
Franconia Post Office Alexandria (VA) 22310

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Rose Hill , Kansas city in Butler County, Kansas, United States with a population of 3,979 people.
  • Rose Hill , North Carolina human settlement in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States of America with a population of 1,620 people.
  • Rose Hill , Iowa city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States with a population of 161 people.
  • Rose Hill , Illinois village in Jasper County, Illinois, United States with a population of 80 people.

Other cities in Fairfax County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Fairfax County , VA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Reston 58,404 Census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
McLean 48,115 A city in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Burke 41,055 A census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Annandale 41,008 Census designated place in Virginia, United Stetes
Oakton 34,166 Unincorporated community in Virginia
Herndon 24,573 Town in Virginia, United States
Baileys Crossroads 23,643 Census designated place
Lincolnia 22,855 Census designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
West Springfield 22,460 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Tysons Corner 19,627 Unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Lorton 18,610 Census designated place
Franconia 18,245 Census designated place
Idylwood 17,288 Census designated place
Vienna 16,518 Town in Fairfax County, Virginia
Wolf Trap 16,131 Census designated place
Fort Hunt 16,045 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Rose Hill distances to largest Virginia cities