Rose Hill, TX (San Jacinto County)

By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: July 8, 2005

The tiny community of Rose Hill is located on Farm Road 222 about two miles east of Coldspring in east central San Jacinto County. Rose Hill was settled by African Americans in the late 1800s and was named for the abundant wild roses that grew on a hill where the town was developed. During the 1930s county highway maps showed homes and one business in the area. By the late twentieth century Rose Hill consisted of a few homes and Rose Hill Cemetery. In 1990 the population was ten. That figure increased to thirty in 2000.


  • Peoples
  • African Americans


  • Communities

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Laurie E. Jasinski, “Rose Hill, TX (San Jacinto County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 23, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 8, 2005

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