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

Roswell’s Distinguished Men

 
 
Roswell’s Distinguished Men Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 15, 2010
1. Roswell’s Distinguished Men Marker
Inscription.  In this cemetery lie some of Roswell’s leading early citizens, most of whom came here from Georgia’s coastal counties: Francis Robert Goulding (1810-1881), clergyman, inventor, author of The Young Marooners and other juvenile classics; Barrington King (1798-1866), Roswell King’s son, first settler, president of Roswell Factories, and his wife, Catherine Margaret Nephew King(1804-1887); Nathaniel A. Pratt, D.D. (1796-1879), graduate of Yale and Princeton Theological Seminary, founder of the Roswell Presbyterian Church, its pastor for 40 years, and his wife, Catherine A Barrington King Pratt(1810-1894); Archibald Smith (1801-1886) and his wife, Annie Margaret Magill Smith (1807-1887).

In the old cemetery, at the top of this hill, lie: Roswell King (1765-1844), founder of Roswell, for whom the town is named; John Dunwody, Esq. (1786-1858), and his wife, Jane Bulloch Dunwody (1788-1856); James S. Bulloch (1793-1849), Major in the Mexican war, father of Martha (Miss Mittie) Bulloch, wife of Theodore Roosevelt. Her sons were President Theodore Roosevelt
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and Elliott Roosevelt, the father of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-121.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 34° 1.181′ N, 84° 21.694′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Atlanta Street (Georgia Route 9) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling north on North Atlanta Street. 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. Presbyterian Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Roswell's Historic Presbyterian Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis J. Minhinnett House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Oaks (about 600 feet away); Roswell Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); a different
Roswell’s Distinguished Men Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 15, 2010
2. Roswell’s Distinguished Men Marker
marker also named Roswell Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Brantley-Newton House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The "old cemetery, at the top of this hill," is the Founders' Cemetery
 
Additional keywords. First Ladies, FLOTUS
 
Roswell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 15, 2010
3. Roswell Cemetery
Roswell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 15, 2010
4. Roswell Cemetery
Roswell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 15, 2010
5. Roswell Cemetery
The Grave of Roswell King image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert
6. 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 November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,356 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on August 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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