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Located 35 miles southwest of Houston, Rosenberg was founded on a site in the original Mexican land grant of early settler Henry Scott, where a small, nameless shipping point existed on the Brazos River. The town developed after the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe (GC&SF) Railroad arrived in 1880 and built a station where it crossed the Buffalo, Brazos & Colorado Railroad. In 1881, Count Joseph Telfener, an Italian investor, set up offices in the fledgling community to build the New York, Texas & Mexican Railway, which extended to Victoria and was coined the "Macaroni Line" after the Italian immigrants who built the line. In 1883, the GC&SF Railroad bought and platted a 200-acre site and named the community after the railroad's president, Henry von Rosenberg of Galveston. R. T. Mulcahy, coined the "Father of Rosenberg," arrived in 1883, and for 40 years promoted schools, business and government.
In 1912 water and electric lights came to the city along with the chartering of one of the first Boy Scout troops in Texas. By 1920, oil and sulphur discoveries along with highway development made Rosenberg a center of trade and steady growth, and in the 1940s Rosenberg was known as the "Hub of the Gulf Coast." Today, Rosenberg is experiencing unprecedented growth in commercial and residential development while holding tight to its roots and charm.
Rosenberg is proud to be home to the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds and the annual Fort Bend County Fair, one of the largest and most successful county fairs in the state, featuring more than 700 livestock exhibits and 4,100 competitive exhibits for 200,000 visitors each year.
Popular annual events include the Rosenberg Railroad Festival in March and the Spring Fling Car Show in April.
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