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Overview

Introduction to Roswell, Georgia

Roswell is located in Fulton County. The municipality is named in tribute to the original settler, Roswell King and features numerous historic homes from the 1800s.

History

During the middle of the 1830s Roswell King selected the area to establish a cotton mill. He built the mill, homes, infrastructure and buildings for the new town with slave labor. The mill became one of the largest in Northern Georgia. Soon, other settlers arrived and established additional plantations and brought slaves with them. The cotton mills were a major factor for the economy.

The town was chartered in 1854. During the Civil War, the Union Army took control of the city. They burned down the mills but they did not destroy the homes. When the war was over, Barrington King constructed new mills. Some freed slaves chose to stay in Roswell and worked for wages on the plantations or took jobs in the city.

Attractions

  • The Archibald Smith Plantation Home includes numerous artifacts and slave quarters. It's listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Bulloch Hall features Greek Revival architecture. It's the former home of Martha Bulloch, the mother of President Theodore Roosevelt
  • Primrose Cottage was one of the first homes built in Roswell and hosts a variety of events
  • Teaching Museum North
  • Barrington Hall is an excellent example of Greek Revival Temple architecture and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Foster House
  • Town Square
  • Brantley-Newton House
  • Heart of Roswell features distinctive shops, restaurants and numerous art galleries
  • Roswell Cultural Arts Center
  • Possum Trot serves as an antique mall

Activities

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area features numerous historic sites along the river. It also provides several areas for recreational activities including Cochran Shoals which is popular for walking, bicycle riding and jogging. It offers visitors opportunities to see the area's wildlife.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is situated on a large acreage and serves as a environmental education facility. It provides four nature trails that traverse through wetlands and wooded areas. Horseshoe Bend Country Club features a beautiful golf course located along the Chattahoochee River.

Festivals and Parades

  • The Roswell Memorial Day Festival is one of the largest in the stat
  • Roswell Roots celebrates African-American history and culture
  • Riverside Sounds Concert Series
  • Roswell Youth Day Parade and Festival is a popular event
  • Roswell Criterium Bicycle Race and Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids Bike Safety Rodeo
  • Keep Roswell Beautiful Duck Race

Demographics

People

Total Population93,968
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+48,937
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56%
Median Earnings25+$45,354
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,858
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,937

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,736
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,096
Median House Value$315,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.9%
English12.5%
German10.9%
Irish10.3%
Italian6.1%
Polish2.8%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
African1.7%
Russian1.7%
West Indian1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Arab1.2%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Turkish0.2%
South African0.2%
Senegalese0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Roswell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes30075, 30076
P.O. Box Zip Codes30077
Phone Area Codes678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.03
Approximate Longitude-84.35

Roswell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationJASPER 1 NNW
Distance33.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip60.7 inches
StationGAINESVILLE
Distance34.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpharetta63,013$111,784
Chamblee27,862$48,476
Doraville10,348$46,111
Dunwoody48,128$112,733
Norcross16,293$42,620
Sandy Springs102,212$105,271

Roswell Hospitals

North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Boulevard

Roswell Public Schools

Crabapple Middle School
10700 Crabapple Rd
ZIP: 30075
(770) 552-4520
Middle
Total Enrollment 950
Mountain Park Elementary School
11895 Mountain Park Rd
ZIP: 30075
(770) 552-4530
Primary
Total Enrollment 855
Roswell High School
11595 King Rd
ZIP: 30075
(770) 552-4500
High
Total Enrollment 2078
Roswell North Elementary School
10525 Woodstock Rd
ZIP: 30075
(770) 552-6320
Primary
Total Enrollment 1020
Sweet Apple Elementary School
12025 Etris Rd
ZIP: 30075
(770) 643-3310
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Centennial High School
9310 Scott Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 650-4230
High
Total Enrollment 1847
Elkins Pointe Middle School
11290 Elkins Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 667-2892
Middle
Total Enrollment 1125
Fulton Sunshine Charter Elementary
1335 Northmeadow Pkwy Ste 100, E 100
ZIP: 30076
(770) 410-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Hembree Springs Elementary School
815 Hembree Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 667-2902
Primary
Total Enrollment 826
Hillside Elementary School
9250 Scott Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 552-6362
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Jackson Elementary School
1400 Martin Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 594-5290
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Mimosa Elementary School
1550 Warsaw Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 552-4540
Primary
Total Enrollment 1106
Northwood Elementary School
10200 Wooten Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 552-6390
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
River Eves Elementary School
9000 Eves Rd
ZIP: 30076
(770) 552-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 811

Roswell Private Schools

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
11320 Woodstock Rd
ZIP: 30075
Secondary
Total Enrollment 968
High Meadows School
1055 Willeo Rd
ZIP: 30075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 328
Jacob's Ladder
407 Hardscrabble Rd
ZIP: 30075
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Porter Academy
200 Cox Rd
ZIP: 30075
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
Queen Of Angels Catholic School
11340 Woodstock Rd
ZIP: 30075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 504
Roswell United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
814 Mimosa Blvd
ZIP: 30075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Francis Day School
9375 Willeo Rd
ZIP: 30075
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 690
The Cottage School
700 Grimes Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30075
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
The Swift School
300 Grimes Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 166
Village Montessori School
1610 Woodstock Rd
ZIP: 30075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 70
Chrysalis Experiential Academy
10 Mansell Ct E Ste 500
ZIP: 30076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
Cross Of Life Montessori School
1000 Hembree Rd
ZIP: 30076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Eaton Academy
1000 Old Roswell Lakes Pkwy Ste 100
ZIP: 30076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 112
Ilm Academy
11660 Alpharetta Hwy Ste 155
ZIP: 30076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
Summit Learning Center
700 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste 400
ZIP: 30076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
The Atlanta Academy
2000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy
ZIP: 30076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
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