Government

Roswell is located in the state of Georgia, one of the 13 original colonies. A great resource to learn more about the state of Georgia is through the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Georgia is comprised of 159 counties, second only to the state of Texas.

Fulton County is the most populous county in Georgia, and is the center of metro Atlanta.  Fulton County was created from the western half of DeKalb County in 1853.

Fulton County includes the following cities and towns:  Alpharetta, Atlanta (county seat), Chattahoochee Hill Country, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Union City.

City of Roswell

The City of Roswell was founded and is named after Roswell King, who came from St. Simons Island, GA in 1836.  He established the Roswell Manufacturing Company and built a textile mill to harness the power of Vickery Creek.

Roswell was incorporated on February 16, 1854.  Roswell has more pre-Civil War historical buildings than anywhere else in north Georgia because it was spared during William T. Sherman’s March to the South during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War due to Sherman having a cousin living in Roswell.

Roswell is Georgia’s eighth largest city and has 18 parks with 800 acres of active and passive parkland and facilities.  The city has been chosen twice by Atlanta Magazine as the best place to live in teh Metro-Atlanta area. The Georgia Municipal Association awarded the Roswell the City of Excellence Award in 2003.  Roswell has been ranked one of the safest cities to live in the United States according to City Crime Rankings.

The City of Roswell offers charming neighborhoods with a vast array of amenities for residents and businessess; Parks, jogging trails, pools, lighted tennis courts, public golf courses and much more; day camps, sports and recreational activities for children to seniors; and best of all Alive After 5 featuring concerts and family events in downtown historic Roswell.