Incorporated on February 16, 1854, Roswell remembers an original settler of the area, Roswell King. King and others traveled from the Georgia coast with the hopes of investing in mining. After discovering that this area lay near the Chattahoochee River, King decided instead to built a major textile mill powered by the water. The Roswell Manufacturing Co. and the Roswell Mill played key roles in the development of the town during its earlier history.
Roswell maintains a number of historic homes, notably Bulloch Hall, the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Martha "Mittie" Bulloch. Also of interest are the Archibald Smith Plantation, the preserved home of one of Roswell's founding families, and Barrington Hall, the home of Barrington King, Roswell King's son.
For visitors who'd rather spend time outdoors, the Chattahoochee Nature Center encompasses 127 acres and offers four nature trails that wind through wetlands and woodlands.
Throughout the year Roswell hosts a number of events including the annual Roswell Arts Festival in September, the Youth Day Parade in October, Holiday on the Square in December and the Roswell Roots Festival in February. The city also sponsors the Riverside Sounds Concert Series the first Saturday of the month from May through October and the Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival in the spring.
Check out these amazing spots at Roswell, GA
1. Nantahala Outdoor Center - Roswell
2. Chattahoochee River & Trails
3. Chattahoochee Nature Center
4. Sharp Shooters USA
5. Roswell Town Square
6. Smith Plantation
7. Roswell Cultural Arts Center
8. Barrington Hall
9. Roswell Ghost Tour
10. Top Dogs Pet Boutique
a fan of technology? Roswell, Ga is the home of COMPUTER MUSEUM OF AMERICA that houses 250,000 artifacts in the collection including the largest collection of CRAY supercomputers and one of the most significant collections of Apple artifacts. Be inspired throughout the museum with the history of technology, how it has evolved and the impact it has on daily life. More info here.