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HISTORY

Roswell, Georgia is located on the northern banks of the Chattahoochee river in an area the Cherokee Natives once called "Enchanted Land". 

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Historic Busts

The History Surrounding A-street

ROSWELL BEGAN WITH THE DISCOVERY OF VICKERY CREEK BY ROSWELL KING.

Government Building

Historic Museum Tours

His decision to build a mill in an otherwise vacant part of the world led to a place connected to the Civil War, United States Presidents and an architect that designed much of Atlanta. See it all through our guided and walking tours.

Roswell is chock-full of history and had a direct influence on the Civil War - from the manufacturing of cotton to even well-known politics.

Historic District Sites

Civil War Interest

May of 1864, three union armies under the leadership of General William t. Sherman began moving south from Chattanooga, TN, to capture Atlanta.

Father and Son

African American History

African Americans were present in Roswell from the time the community was founded in 1839 and through the city's official incorporation in 1854. Throughout the years, the African American community has continued to make contributions to Roswell.

Walking Tours

Roswell’s Historic District offers 640 acres of vintage homes, historic sites, museums, monuments, churches and cemeteries, with 122 acres of area listed on the National Register of Historic Places.