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Roswell in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Founders' Cemetery

 
 
Founders' Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 9, 2008
1. Founders' Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery, the first in Roswell, was burying ground of the village from 1840 to 1860. Among the distinguished dead who rest here are Roswell’s founder, Roswell King; Major James Stephens Bulloch, grandfather of president Theodore Roosevelt and grandson of Archibald Bulloch, first president of Georgia; and John Dunwody, Esq., builder of Mimosa Hall, and his wife, Jane Bulloch Dunwody.

An outbreak of scarlet fever in 1841 resulted in the death of many children; among them was Charles Irving Bulloch, infant son of Major and Mrs. James Stephens Bulloch. Another child buried here was three-year-old Ralph King Hand, son of the widowed daughter of Roswell King, Eliza Hand, for whom the first permanent home in Roswell was build, Primrose Cottage.

Slaves of the families were also buried in Founders’ Cemetery. There are many unmarked graves. The last burial was May 18, 1860 - James A. Burney, the only son of Dr. and Mrs. P.J. Burney.

This historic marker was erected in the year 1977 by Roswell Woman’s Club.
 
Erected 1977 by Roswell Woman's Club.
 
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marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1718.
 
Location. 34° 0.861′ N, 84° 21.363′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Sloan Street, 0.6 miles east of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is just inside the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell GA 30075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mechanics of a Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mill Dam and Raceway (about 400 feet away); 1853 Mill and the Textile Industry (about 500 feet away); Mill Workers and Life in the Mill Village (about 500 feet away); Roswell Manufacturing Company During the Civil War (about 800 feet away); An Introduction to the Roswell Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Vickery Creek and the Covered Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the 1839 Mill and the 1882 Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Founders' Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
2. Founders' Cemetery Marker
Founders' Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
3. Founders' Cemetery
Founders' Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
4. Founders' Cemetery and Marker
Founders' Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
5. Founders' Cemetery
Sign at Founders Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
6. Sign at Founders Cemetery
Founders Cemetery
1840 – 1860
The original burial ground once associated with the Roswell Presbyterian Church contains 28 marked graves of some first families of Roswell and their slaves. The first burial was that of Charles Irvine Bulloch, aged 2 years, who died of scarlet fever during an outbreak in Roswell in the summer of 1841. Town founder Roswell King died February 15, 1844 and lies beneath a monument erected to his memory by his children. Flagstones identify 65 graves discovered in 1984 during a geophysical survey of the cemetery.
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The Grave of Roswell King image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
7. The Grave of Roswell King
King was the founder of the town of Roswell, which is named for him.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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