Cherokee Indians once called Roswell "Enchanted Land." Today, churches, plantation homes and cemeteries tell the history of this Georgia community known for its Roswell Square antique shops, festivals and down-home cooking.
Old mill ruins indicate that Roswell, Georgia still bears the scars of the Civil War. Yet the Roswell historic district features such antebellum homes as Barrington Hall, the Smith Plantation and Bulloch Hall, childhood home of Teddy Roosevelt's mother. For a different slant on local history, Roswell, GA, offers ghost tours of its historic district.
Roswell's appeal extends from its historic past to its chief natural attraction: the Chattahoochee River. The bicycle-friendly city built alongside a river invites visitors to its Chattahoochee Nature Center and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Annual events include the Taste of Roswell (October), the Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival (June) and the Roswell Arts Festival (September).
Roswell, Georgia, is located approximately 20 minutes north of Atlanta.
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