Roswell in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Roswell’s Distinguished Men
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 and Elliott Roosevelt, the father of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-121.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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 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); Pastorium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Primrose Cottage (approx. ¼ mile 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
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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