ROSWELL GEORGIA HAT
Did you know...
- The City of Roswell was founded in 1839 by Roswell King, who moved to the area 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.
- Lightening caused the second fire.
- Telephone service came to Roswell in 1901. All phone numbers were one digit.