Roswell in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Elliott Roosevelt, another son of Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch, was the father of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 31st President (1932-45).
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-40B.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 0.893′ N, 84° 21.817′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Mimosa Boulevard and Bulloch Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Mimosa Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell GA 30075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roswell Town Square (a few steps from this marker); Barrington King (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth King Hand (within James S. Bulloch (within shouting distance of this marker); John Dunwoody (within shouting distance of this marker); Holly Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel A. Pratt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
More about this marker. The marker was originally located in the Roswell Square, on Mimosa Boulevard opposite Bulloch Avenue. In 2011-12 the Square has been restored and re-landscaped, and the marker has been moved across Mimosa Boulevard to the corner of Bulloch Avenue.
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Also see . . .
1. RoadsideGeorgia.Com's web page concerning Bulloch Hall. (Submitted on August 6, 2008.)
2. Bulloch Hall. (Submitted on August 6, 2008.)
As abridged from RoadsideGeorgia.Com's web page on Bulloch Hall:
"Starting in 1839, James Bulloch built a Classic Greek Revival mansion west of the Chattahoochee just off the town square. Unlike most of the homes in north Georgia, Bulloch Hall was built by slave labor. The mansion was completed in 1840 and immediately occupied by the major, his wife and their children, including Martha (Mittie) and a newborn, Charles, who would sadly become the first person to die in Roswell (1840).
Early in 1851 a 19-year-old Theodore Roosevelt (father of the future president) visited Bulloch Hall, where he met young Mittie Bulloch. Two years later, when Mittie journeyed to Philadelphia, Roosevelt met her again. This time he fell in love. On December 22, 1853, Mittie and Theodore were married in the dining room of Bulloch Hall.
In 1864, war came to Roswell. The mills that had been the heart of Roswell's growth were destroyed, and Bulloch Hall was seized by the Union Army as quarters. The Bullochs who had not enlisted fled. Mittie returned to house in 1868, and the current owner permitted her to take a remembrance. Mittie chose her mother's cherished glass doorknob. In 1905 Martha's grandson Theodore Roosevelt (Jr.), then President of the United States, visited the house where his mother grew up. Martha Bulloch's other grandson,
Bulloch Hall has seen its share of captains and kings come to visit, and not just Theodore Roosevelt and the Union Army. Eleanor Roosevelt visited from time to time, and Margaret Mitchell may have visited the home and used it to inspire Tara, Scarlett O'Hara's plantation in Gone With The Wind."
— Submitted August 6, 2008.
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