The city of Roswell Georgia, located in the Northern Fulton County in the state of Georgia, is a quiet, yet flourishing community, situated only 20 miles from downtown Atlanta. The city was founded by Roswell King in 1836. Mr King used the area to construct a manufacturing company due to the areas proximity to the Chattahoochee River. This allowed Mr King to harness the power for his mill to make cotton and textiles. An interesting anecdote is that President Roosevelt’s mother was born in Roswell, and the president himself would often visit the city, her home Bulloch Hall can be visited to this day.
Now Georgia’s eighth largest city, Roswell plays host to a number of unique events, from the Roswell Roots Festival in February to the Roswell Arts Festival in September. A fantastic family event is the Riverside concerts, which start on the first Saturday of May and run into October.
The city of Roswell has average temperature high of 69 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 45.7 degrees. Yet due to it location in the south, it is surprising that the city is not extremely humid. Roswell has been voted twice as the best place to live in the Atlanta area, and the city has been ranked one of the safest cities to live in the entire United States. To get your gutters installed visit gutter cleaning Roswell and they will do a fantastic job.
Roswell is a particularly popular tourist attraction, both from those in the state and also to those from out of state. There is a rapidly evolving brewing industry in the city, of which three companies, Gate City Brewing Co, Abbey of the Holy Goats and Variant Brewery are leading the way. In fact visitors can tour these breweries, indulging in the process of the process, and in turn even tasting some of the craft beer. Tours are usually Thursdays to Saturdays, in the afternoon.
In addition, Roswell is said to be haunted… haunted by the ghosts of men who died in the civil war. In 1864, three armies of the union moved towards Atlanta to capture the confederate stronghold. The troops led by general Sherman, closed in on confederate armies led by general Johnston. The union army actually destroyed the Roswell manufacturing mill and the city was captured. In July of that year, the battle of Atlanta was waged, a union victory costing the lives of over 9 thousand men. Ghost tours and civil war tours are run from the Roswell square bandstand.
Finally Roswell’s proximity to water is the basis for most of its history, yet now people come for the peace and the tranquillity of the nature and wilderness. Take a hike, a paddle or a raft down the river while looking for birds, fish and other native species. Make sure to visit the Chattahoochee nature centre to learn more about the cities abundant nature of which covers 127 acres, including four trails through local wetlands and forest.
For those looking to visit Roswell, there are plenty of suitable places to stay, such as the Baymont Inn and Suites, as well as the Doubletree by Hilton. Furthermore there are number of fantastic restaurants and cafes including the Stoney river steakhouse, the Oseeria Mattone Italian and the Brookwood grill which is voted the number one place to eat in Roswell by Tripadvisor.
To get to Roswell Ga from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport, take the I-85 N 45 minutes.