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Rosemark National Historic District Dedication to be held Oct. 5

Star Staff ReportsRosemark TN

The town of Rosemark in north Shelby County will celebrate its recently achieved National Historic District designation with a community event on Oct. 5.
Festivities will begin at noon and continue through the afternoon on the grounds of Richland Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 8658 Rosemark Road.
Music will be provided by Tim Alexander, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Choir, and Judge Karen Williams.  At 2 p.m., Shclby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, State Senator Mark Norris, State Representative Ron Lollar, County Commissioner Terry Roland and Millington Mayor Terry Jones will issue proclamations to the citizenry regarding the honor.  Signs which will be installed at the entryways to the Historic District will be presented.  Antique cars and tractors, children’s games, a petting zoo and other activities will fill up the grounds.
Inside Memorial Hall, the Garden Club of Rosemark will present a Small-Standard Flower Show entitled “Celebrating Historic Rosemark.”  Special floral designs such as  “Country Church Flowers” and “Tools of the Trade” will carry out the historic theme of the day.  The Garden Club invites area residents to participate in the Flower Show by entering their flowers, berried branches and potted plants in the Horticulture Division.  A complete listing of horticulture classes and flower show details are available from Penny Glover at  The flower show will be open to the public from 1 until 5 p.m.
The Rosemark National Historic District is unique in its rural/agricultural setting.  The application for Historic District status was completed under the guidance of Dr. Carroll Van West and a team from Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation and approved by the Tennessee Historic Commission.  The district was officially placed on the Tennessee and National Registers of Historic Places by the National Park Service of the United States Department of Interior on June 14.
For more information regarding the Rosemark National Historic District dedication event, contact co-chairs Cary Vaughn,, 289-1254 or Rev. Kent Moorlach,, 829-4105.

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