Posted December 21 | by Dotty Etris

Roswell’s Mill Legacy

The first cotton mill for the Roswell Manufacturing Company was opened in 1839.

Old Mill Park Machine Shop

Roswell Mills

Power for the mill was provided by harnessing the water power from Vickery Creek. By the Civil War, two cotton mills and one woolen mill were in full operation.

During the Civil War, the Roswell Mills were leading manufacturers of materials used for the Confederacy. When Union troops came to Roswell in 1864, their orders were to burn the mills. The only mill building left standing was the machine shop. After the war, the mills were rebuilt. The mill standing today was built in 1882. It has been restored as offices. The Pre-Civil war mill ruins are part of Old Mill Park with hiking trails, interpretive signs and a pedestrian bridge that connects the Roswell trails to the Chattahoochee River National Park trail on the other side of Vickery Creek.

To experience the area, today, visit the Old Mill Park in Roswell