Roswell

The City of Roswell was founded by Roswell King who came from St. Simons Island, GA in 1836. Roswell King established the Roswell Manufacturing Company and built a mill to harness the power of the local rivers to make textiles.Roswell officially became a city on February 16, 1854.Union Soldiers occupied Roswell from July 5 - July 17, 1864 on their march to Atlanta.The Roswell Manufacturing Company mill was destroyed by fire twice. In 1864, Union General W.T. Sherman ordered soldiers to torch the mill. 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. Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, the mother of 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, was born at Bulloch Hall. She was the daughter of one of Roswell's first families, the Major James Stephen Bulloch family. The City of Roswell has been ranked one of the safest cities to live in the United States according to City Crime Rankings.

(Source: http://www.roswellgov.com/discover-us)

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