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

Primrose Cottage

1839

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 27, 2013
1. Primrose Cottage Marker
Inscription. Primrose Cottage was the first permanent residence constructed in Roswell. Built for Eliza King Hand, a daughter of town founder Roswell King, the home features a hand-turned fence executed by an English craftsman. The house was designed by Connecticut architect Willis Ball who also designed the Roswell Presbyterian Church. The church was organized at Primrose Cottage. The home was purchased in 1853 by George H. Camp who was Roswell’s first postmaster and succeeded Barrington King as the president of the Roswell Manufacturing Company. A later resident was “Nap” Rucker, a knuckleball pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the early 1900s. He served as Mayor of Roswell in the 1930s.
 
Erected by The Roswell Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 1′ N, 84° 21.817′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Mimosa Boulevard 0.1 miles from Marietta Highway (Georgia Route 120), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 674 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell GA 30075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holly Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bulloch Hall (about 600 feet
Primrose Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 27, 2013
2. Primrose Cottage Marker
The south side of the marker is badly discolored, apparently by the sun.
away); Roswell Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away); The Old Bricks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roswell Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barrington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.J. Dolvin House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
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Primrose Cottage and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 27, 2013
3. Primrose Cottage and Marker
This is the hand-turned fence mentioned in the text.
Primrose Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 27, 2013
4. Primrose Cottage
Primrose Cottage image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 27, 2013
5. Primrose Cottage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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