Roswell is a city in north Fulton County that is considered a suburb of Atlanta. Its population, as of 2008, was approximately 102,000, making it the 7th most populous city in Georgia.
Roswell is named for Roswell King, who built a cotton mill on the site of Vickery Creek in the 1830s. The cotton mill King constructed was the largest mill in north Georgia. King invited several coastal farmers, who owned slaves, to join him in the Roswell area. Several migrated from the coast, and many plantations were built around the cotton mill so that the raw materials were in close proximity to the mill. Roswell had a relatively large slave population during the pre-Civil War days.
The city of Roswell was incorporated on February 16, 1854. Roswell grew much bigger in the years preceding the Civil War, but William Sherman burned down the King mill and transported the workers up North to disrupt the economy of the South. King rebuilt his mill, but with the lack of slave labor, the mill was eventually shuttered.
Roswell is home to some major thoroughfares including State Route 9, State Route 92, State Route 120, State Route 140 and State Route 400. Interstate 285 is also very close to Roswell proper. This traffic-congested highways, particularly 400, feed suburban Roswell residents into downtown Atlanta, and are notorious for serious automobile wrecks and tractor trailer accidents. Charles Scholle is proud to have represented many Roswell residents who have suffered injuries in serious auto accidents, truck accidents and tractor trailer accidents on Georgia 400, Roswell Highway (Highway 9), Georgia Highway 120 and other Roswell byways. Roswell residents, being close to the recreational center of Lake Lanier, also are sometimes boating accident victims or motorcycle accident victims.
If you have been seriously injured in a car or tractor-trailer accident near Roswell, Georgia call Charles Scholle. He has an office near the Perimeter on Glenlake Parkway, in Midtown and in Duluth, and he serves clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. To talk more about your case at a free, confidential consultation, please contact the firm online or call 866-972-5287 or, in Roswell, 770-717-5100.
Roswell Police Department 770-640-4130
Roswell Fire Department 770-641-3730
Fulton County Police Department 404-613-3005
Fulton County Fire Department 404-612-5700