Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday at the historic town of Roswell, GA.

A few Saturdays ago we took a walk around the Old Roswell Mill area located oddly enough in Roswell. GA. It was a beautiful afternoon as you can see. For those who revel in history, Roswell’s Historic District offers 640 acres of vintage homes, historic sites, museums, monuments, churches and cemeteries, with 122 acres of area listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Laurel/Ivy Mill

These remains are located on Big Creek near its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. The woolen mill was burned by federal troops in 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign. Women operatives of the mill were sent north after Roswell’s capture so that their skills would not benefit the Confederacy. The mill stood from about 1855 until 1864 and then was rebuilt


Chattahoochee River Crossing

Roswell founders had to cross the river in carriages, wagons and on horseback. Confederate soldiers burned the bridge to slow the Union’s advancement on Atlanta.


Front of Laurel/Ivy Mill

Beautiful old southern home.

1 comment: said...

That is totally up my alley!