Not long after Michigan became a State in 1837, a small farming community called Orange Township became Erin Township due to its large Irish population. In 1840, the area’s first postmaster, William Rose, established a permanent post office, the Roseville Post Office, named after his war hero father Dennison Rose. The name Roseville stuck and in 1926, Roseville was incorporated as a village within Erin Township. In 1958 the village became the City of Roseville with Arthur Waterman elected as its very first Mayor.
Roseville is and always has been a place for family, church, community and country. With more than 48,000 residents, Roseville is well known for its community programs and activities. Roseville is also home to a vast array of businesses. Approximately 681 acres are devoted to industrial property and is conveniently located near both I-94 and I-696, providing quick access to any location within the Greater Detroit area.