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Rosman is a town in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 576 at the 2010 census. The northern terminus of U.S. Route 178 is less than one mile northwest of Rosman on U.S. Route 64.The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is located about 6 miles north of Rosman, near Balsam Grove, North Carolina.HistoryKnown 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.GeographyRosman is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4sqmi, 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 79.54inch, one of the highest in the US east of the Cascades. The record annual rainfall of 129.60inch in 1964 is the second heaviest for a calendar year within this region, only 0.54inch behind Mount Washington’s record from 1969.Plan your trip to Rosman and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip planner.
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