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Historic Roseland VA
Roseland is a small, unincorporated community in Nelson County, providing residents with a rich, rural environment. The history of the town is linked to that of the county, an area in which the Native American tribe of the Nahyssan lived prior to English settlement. The county was formed in 1807 as it separated from Amherst County. Notable Roseland resident, Thomas Bland Harvey, Sr., was a descendant of settlers in Jamestown who contributed to the development of the small town by completing a number of buildings, including the original post office. Roseland was one of many communities in the county affected by Hurricane Camille in 1969, and it took many years to rebuild after the significant flooding that resulted.
The town’s population was 2,161 in 2012, an increase of more than 15 percent since 2000. Nelson County’s population in 2012 was 14,813. The median home value in the community is approximately $110,400, and the local cost of living is more than 7 percent below the national average. Unemployment is less than 5 percent in the community, more than 3 percent below the national average.
Education in the Roseland Area
Roseland students’ education is administrated by Nelson County Public Schools. The district has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school to meet kindergarten through secondary instructional needs. The district emphasizes the importance of lifelong learning in its programs and materials.
Although the community is rural, area residents have access to 13 colleges and universities within a 44-mile range of the town. This provides many options for those interested in degree programs for themselves or for children concluding public school studies. Additionally, this makes it possible for those with continuing education requirements to fulfill the need in a nearby location. Options include University of Virginia, 30 miles away in Charlotte, and Southern Virginia University, 21 miles away in Buena Vista.
Roseland Community Attractions
Located close to the Appalachian Trail, Roseland offers both residents and visitors extensive outdoor experiences such as hiking and fishing. Canoeing and cycling are also quite popular in the area. Oakland, Nelson County’s history museum, offers a perspective on area development and provides an exhibit related to Hurricane Camille’s effects. Visitors may also appreciate the orchards and other agricultural influences in the area. Roseland is home to an award winning brewery and pub, Devils Backbone Brewing Company as well.
The Climate of Roseland
As evidenced by Hurricane Camille’s impact in 1969, the community of Roseland can be affected by Atlantic storms. Rainfall is common throughout the year with the greatest average precipitation in May. Summer temperatures tend to be mild with averages in the 80s, but a record high of 105 degrees was reached in 1983. Humidity can compound the discomfort felt when these more extreme high temperatures are recorded. Winter low temperature averages are in the 20s, but a record low of -10 was reached in January, 1985.
Roseland Heating and Air Conditioning Services
W.E. Brown, Inc. has been proud to serve the residents of Rosedale for more than 90 years. Our company has a rich tradition of quality and exceptional commitment to our customers, and we use our knowledge of area conditions to help residents with important heating and air conditioning services and decisions. We emphasize the importance of preventive care in preparing home comfort equipment for potential extremes, knowing that this service can lead to optimum system performance and minimum heating and air conditioning repairs.
Our team is available for emergency heating and air conditioning repair when equipment does malfunction. Additionally, we offer comprehensive HVAC services including new system installations, indoor air quality solutions and information about new technology and equipment options.