Vickery Creek Falls
Vickery Creek Falls is one of Roswell's most-visited and most-photographed locations. Created as Vickery Creek Dam to help power the Roswell Mill, this now-famous waterfall is surrounded by hiking trails and years of history. Find Vickery Creek Falls at Old Mill Park.
But wait. Is it Big Creek or Vickery Creek …or Cedar Creek?
Per Darlene M. Walsh, ed. (1994). Roswell, A Pictorial History (2nd ed.). Roswell Historical Society, "Vickery Creek is named after a Cherokee woman named Sharlot Vickery who lived in present-day Roswell and owned much of the land around the creek. The creek was originally called Cedar Creek; however, the name was changed to Vickery some time after the arrival of Roswell King and family in 1834." The creek also became known as Big Creek at some point after the American Civil War.
Vickery Creek Falls is accessible via Old Mill Park and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area trail system. There is no gated entry, nor is there paid admission.
Learn more about Roswell's history and how Vickery Creek Falls played a vital role in its founding. Click here.