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Rosedale, Maryland
Pulaski Highway near Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland
Pulaski Highway near Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale, Maryland
Location of Rosedale, Maryland
Location of Rosedale, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°19′42″N 76°30′40″W / 39.32833°N 76.51111°W / 39.32833; -76.51111Coordinates: 39°19′42″N 76°30′40″W / 39.32833°N 76.51111°W / 39.32833; -76.51111
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Baltimore
Area
 • Total 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 19,257
 • Density 2,712/sq mi (1,046.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21237
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-68400
GNIS feature ID 0591183

Rosedale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 19,257 at the 2010 United States Census.

History

Rosedale, a community northeast of the city of Baltimore, was a farming community from the time of the first settlers until suburban development began after World War II. Maryland Route 7, which runs through the community, was originally the Philadelphia Road, which carried George Washington to New York in 1789 where he was inaugurated as the first American president.

On 8 March 1909, a man named William Ramsey was lynched in the town.

The origin of the name Rosedale is not documented with certainty. However, a 1950 fourth grade class was told to interview family and friends about the history of the Rosedale community. From that activity came an explanation.

There was a young Englishman who had a farm on Hamilton Avenue just above Philadelphia Road which was covered with beautiful roses. Since his name was Dale and since the roses were so lovely, they felt that Rosedale would be an appropriate name.

The area was settled by many German and Polish immigrants in the latter part of the nineteenth century. An article written in 1940 on the occasion of their 59th wedding anniversary tells the story of one long-time farming family in the area.

Charles Schatzschneider was born in Germany in 1859 and came to Rosedale to do farm labor at age 13. He and his wife raised 15 children and saw the area grow from a wilderness to what they saw as a highly developed community with gas and electric lighting, water and sewerage systems and paved streets. The new electric trains which whizzed past their farm were a wonder to them.

When they came to the area, great three-masted schooners could sail all the way up Back River to the heading. Apparently in 1940, you could hardly get through in a rowboat.

The first school, a wooden building with only two rooms, was on the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Philadelphia Road. In 1950 it was a fire house and hall.

Rosedale grew steadily as a residential suburb beginning in the 1950s. Three quarters of the housing units existing in 1990 were built between 1854 and 1979.

Source: Rosedale Library

Geography

Rosedale is located at 39°19′42″N 76°30′40″W / 39.32833°N 76.51111°W / 39.32833; -76.51111 (39.328307, -76.511100).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which 6.9 square miles (18 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 3.23%, is water.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 19,257 people, 7,128 households, and 5,047 families living in the CDP. The population density was 2,790.2 people per square mile (1,077.4/km2). There were 7,606 housing units at an average density of 1,092.6 per square mile (421.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59% White, 33% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.

There were 7,272 households, out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $62,534, and the median income for a family was $74,212. Males had a median income of $51,922 versus $40,314 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,608. About 5.6% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads

Some major roads in Rosedale are:

Public transportation

The Maryland Transit Administration provides bus service in the Rosedale area on routes 4, 35, 44, and 55.

Education

Baltimore County Public Schools operates public schools.

The following public schools serve the Rosedale community:

  • Overlea High School
  • Rosedale Center
  • Golden Ring Middle School
  • Red House Run Elementary School
  • McCormick Elementary School
  • Shady Spring Elementary School
  • Elmwood Elementary School

Private schools:

  • St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Catholic School
  • Kingdom Academy
  • GLA Academy
  • Baltimore White Marsh Seventh-Day Adventist School
  • Rosedale Baptist School

Notable people

  • Mike Rowe, American actor and voice-over artist
  • Wayne Schafer, Pitmaster Big Fat Daddy's stand.
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