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

Waller Park

 
 
Waller Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2013
1. Waller Park Marker
Inscription. In 1946, James Isaac Wright donated and deeded 16.1 acres of land to Fulton County for a public swimming pool and park. This site was named Waller Park in memory of his uncle, J. H. “Pony “ Waller, founder of Oxbow Falls Manufacturing Company in 1896. Fulton County developed the park which included Roswell’s first public swimming pool and bathhouse, nature trails, picnic areas, and a softball field. The Park was deeded to the City of Roswell by Fulton County in 1953. In 1970, the Roswell Jaycees placed a modular building on the site for a gymnasium. The gymnasium was renovated and expanded 6,000 square feet in 1990.
 
Location. 34° 1.197′ N, 84° 21.242′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Oak Street 0.1 miles east of Myrtle Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands on the entrance road to the parking lot for the Waller Park Gymnasium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 Oak Street, Roswell GA 30075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Waller Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Founders' Cemetery
Waller Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2013
2. Waller Park Marker
Looking east on Oak Street toward the Gymnasium.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Outbuildings and Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roswell’s Distinguished Men (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roswell Factory (approx. half a mile away); Francis J. Minhinnett House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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