Historic Roswell: Mill Ruins

Roswell Mill – Formally the largest cotton mill in north Georgia

Roswell Mill was best known for producing finished textiles originating from raw materials grown on nearby plantations. The mill was part of a series of mills located along the Vickery Creek in Fulton County, GA.

The original mill was constructed in 1839 but was burned down by Union Forces in 1864. Hydropower from Vickery Creek powered the mill. Despite the damage during the Civil War, remnants of various buildings are still visible to visitors. The covered bridge spanning the Vickery Creek has been rebuilt and is part of a hiking trail in the Chattahoochee River Recreation Area.

Hike at Roswell Mill

The hiking trails start behind the mill’s main buildings. Free parking is available.

The hike down to the hydropower ruins and the Vickery Creek dam is about 2 miles long. It is a little downhill and an “in-and-out trail”, but overall easy to walk.

Stairs must be taken to visit the hydropower ruins and the dam, the covered bridge is wheel chair accessible. Vickery Creek Trail Map

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