Why you'd want to live in Roswell
Roswell is located in Fulton County. The municipality is named in tribute to the original settler, Roswell King and features numerous historic homes from the 1800s. During the middle of the 1830s Roswell King selected the area to establish a cotton mill. He built the mill, homes, infrastructure and buildings for the new town with slave labor. The mill became one of the largest in Northern Georgia. Soon, other settlers arrived and established additional plantations and brought slaves with them. The cotton mills were a major factor for the economy. The town was chartered in 1854. During the Civil War, the Union Army took control of the city. They burned down the mills but they did not destroy the homes. When the war was over, Barrington King constructed new mills. Some freed slaves chose to stay in Roswell and worked for wages on the plantations or took jobs in the city.