In 1833, the Meacham brothers settled in what is today Roselle. In 1868, Rosell Hough, the town’s name sake retired from a successful career in Chicago as an Alderman and business owner. He grew flax in the thriving farmland and started the Illinois Linen Company. He was also the first president of the Chicago and Pacific Railroad Company. The community has a rich history documented in archives at the Roselle Historical Foundation and History Museum. Students in Roselle attend Keeneyville School District 20 or Medinah School District 11, whose middle school is located in the Village. Parts of northern Roselle fall within Schaumburg School Districts 54 and southern within Bloomingdale School District 13. Recreational offerings are plentiful in Roselle with 18 parks including Kemmerling Pool, Clauss Recreation Center, a skate park, splash pad, disc golf, bike paths and recreation trails. Special events and festivals in Roselle include the Rose Festival, Rose Parade and Run for the Roses, Taste of Roselle and Concerts in the Park series.