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Mailing Address:
P O Box 636
Rosman, NC 28772


Phone: 828-884-6859

Contact Town Hall For All Services




Brian Shelton    


Mayor Pro-tem:                                 

Missy Hendricks  



Larry Bullock

Jared Crowe

Deedra Shelton

Troy Morgan                                                           


Town Clerk:

Angela Woodson

Town Attorney:

Donald H. Barton



Board of Alderman Meeting: Second Tuesday of the Month in Town Hall at 6pm

Scheduled Meetings:

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 6:00 pm at Rosman Town Hall

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm at Rosman Town Hall

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm at Rosman Town Hall


Average Number of Customers per Month - 400



The schools in the Rosman area include Rosman Elementary & TC Henderson Elementary, Rosman Middle and Rosman High School. Rosman's athletic teams are nicknamed the Tigers.


Known first as Jeptha, Rosman became known as Toxaway into the beginning of the 20th Century. Because this caused confusion with the nearby resort town of Lake Toxaway (10 miles to the west), in 1903 the name was changed to Eastatoe. The citizens apparently did not like the new name, so Joseph Silversteen (local industrialist) gave the town the name Rosman in 1905. The name came from two of Mr. Silversteen's business associates, Joseph Rosenthal and Morris Osmansky.


Rosman is located at 35°8′41″N 82°49′22″W (35.144755, -82.822789).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Within the town limits of Rosman and to the south of the town limits, U.S. 178 is called Pickens Highway, referring to Pickens, South Carolina.

Rosman sits on the eastern boundary of Pisgah National Forest.

The French Broad River runs through the town of Rosman. There is a U.S. Geological Survey stream gauge, station number 03439000, on the French Broad River in Rosman, whilst the climate is very wet, with a mean annual rainfall since 1936 of 79.54 inches (2,020.3 mm), one of the highest in the US east of the Cascades. The record annual rainfall of 129.60 inches (3,291.8 mm) in 1964 is the second heaviest for a calendar year within this region, only 0.54 inches (13.7 mm) behind Mount Washington’s record from 1969.


As of the census of 2020, there were 701 people, 240 households, and 104 families residing in the town. There were 240 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. The median income for a individual in the town was $28,705, and the median income for a family was $43,281.



Rosman is home to The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center as well as Ridge Haven.

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