In 1830, while on a trip to northern Georgia, Roswell King passed through the area of what is now Roswell and observed the great potential for building a cotton mill along Vickery Creek.
During the Civil War, the city was captured by Union forces under the leadership of General Kenner Garrard. Under orders of General Sherman, Garrard shipped the mill workers north to prevent them from returning to work if the mills were rebuilt.
Telephone service came to Roswell in 1901. All phone numbers were one digit.
The very first traffic signal was installed in 1949 at the intersection of Sloan and Atlanta streets for $436.40.
Dr. Francis Goulding, an early Roswell resident and author of children’s books, invented the sewing machine. Unfortunately, this machine is not associated with his name because he failed to obtain a patent.
Decatur is located in North Fulton county. Roswell is now one of the largest cities in the state of Georgia, having steadily grown in population over the last fifteen years. The southern boundary of the city follows the Chattahoochee River.