- The City of Roswell was founded by Roswell King who came from St. Simons Island, GA in 1836.
- He established the Roswell Manufacturing Company. He built a mill to harness the power of the local rivers to make textiles.
- Roswell was incorporated, 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.
- The very first traffic signal was installed in 1949 at the intersection of Sloan and Atlanta streets for $436.40. Today there are 93 traffic signals in the City.
- President Theodore Roosevelt's family trees branches back to Roswell. Teddy's mother, Martha (Mittie) Bulloch was the daughter of one of Roswell's first families.
- 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.
- Mittie's other son, Elliot, become the father of Eleanor Roosevelt who would later marry President Franklin D. Roosevelt (a distant cousin).
- Roswell is now Georgia's sixth largest city, but its major growth has just happened in the last fifteen years.
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