Located twenty miles north of Atlanta on the Chattahoochee River, Roswell is located in Fulton County. The Roswell area has evolved from being a part of the Cherokee Nation to a textile mill town to a sleepy historical suburb; it is now the sixth largest city in Georgia. Roswell’s proximity to the country’s first gold rush, its links to former U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter, and the influence of Greek revival architecture have played a significant part in its history.
Roswell’s location on Georgia Highway 400 has attracted corporate headquarters, light industry, and high-tech businesses. Educational and cultural advantages, quality of life, and small-town ambiance have made Roswell a highly desirable place for families.
The home of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter’s aunt, Emily Dolvin-Visscher, known as the president’s Roswell White House, has been the focal point of his many visits to Roswell. The Roswell Historic District is a magnet for sightseers, conventioneers, and tour groups looking for antebellum homes and buildings, charming antique shops, and in particular a historic setting steeped in southern history and situated near Atlanta.