Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “Forgotten Pioneers: Rose Township”
Forgotten Pioneers: Rose Township
Roseville takes its name from Minnesota pioneer Isaac Rose, but he never lived there. A soldier and farmer, Rose came to St. Paul in 1843 and farmed mostly in what became the Merriam Park neighborhood. He once owned the land now occupied by Macalester College. Rose Township received his name because he helped map the area in 1850.