News From Roswell and New Manchester

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New Interpretive Marker - Mill Worker Monument
The Roswell mill workers have been honored once again. An interpretive marker, entitled The Lost Mill Workers of Roswell, was placed near the Mill Worker Monument on Sloan Street. As part of a joint effort of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Roswell Mills Camp 1547, and the Georgia Civil War Commission, the marker was dedicated on September 30, 2012, as part of ongoing commemoration of the 150th anniversry of the Civil War. The marker describes the events surrounding the arrest and deportation of the mill workers and includes an original piece of artwork by Mary Jane Warren Stone. More events planned for 2014, will mark the 150th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in Roswell in July 1864. For more information on the marker: Roswell Mills Camp 1547.

Roswell Mill Monument Interpretive Marker

Past Commanders of the Roswell Mills Camp 1547, John Cobb (left) and Howard Bryant (right), unveil the new interpretive marker at dedication services on September 30, 2012. (Photo courtesy of the Revue and News, www.

Barrington Hall - Roswell
This lovely and historic Greek Revival mansion, once home to Barrington King, has been purchased by the city and is now open to the public for tours. For more information, click here.

Sweetwater Creek Visitor Center
The grand opening ceremonies for the new Sweetwater Creek State Park Visitor and Interpretive Center were held on October 11, 2006.  Dedicated to the education of park users, some of the permanent exhibits will acquaint visitors with the story of New Manchester and the arrest and deportation of her citizens during the Civil War.   They have acquired a wonderful collection of photographs and artifacts, but more funds are needed for the interior displays.  Contact the Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park to see how you can help. 

Sweetwater Award

The Sweetwater Creek Visitor Center has received the Leadership in Environmental Design Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council - only the 20th building in the world, and the first in the southeastern United States to be awarded the Council's highest distinction.


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