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Barrington Hall, Roswell

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Barrington Hall is an 1839 Greek Revival-style mansion built as the residence of Barrington King who, along with his father Roswell King, was the founder of the town of Roswell, in northern Fulton County, Georgia. The house was designed by Willis Ball. It was held by the family until 1995 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Ranked as one of the "50 Most Beautiful Homes in Metro Atlanta" by Atlanta magazine, the mansion has been fully restored and furnished with many period and family pieces. It is owned and operated as a house museum by the City of Roswell. A variety of events for families are held at the mansion and on the grounds throughout the year, as well as daily tours of the house.HistoryRoswell King was born in Connecticut but settled in Darien, Georgia. He worked for the Bank of Darien and was asked to manage the bank’s interests in the gold fields of north Georgia.He came across this area in the late 1820s and was impressed with its beauty, while realizing the water power potential of Vickery Creek to drive textile mills. In 1836 he returned to the area with his son Barrington and they began planning the mill and the town.Barrington moved his family to the area in 1838, and in 1839 the Roswell Manufacturing Company was incorporated. The Kings invited friends to move to the new town they called the “Colony” and invest in the Roswell Manufacturing Company. Some of these families included the Smiths, the Bullochs, and the Dunwodys. The Colony was named Roswell, for Barrington King's father, in 1854.
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  • I saw many daily use items I had never even heard of before! The docent was lovely, excited about the home, knowledgeable and welcomed all my questions. The tour ran long as we had so many questions a...  more »
  • Must see! Tour was very informative! Get the trilogy doesn’t expire! Must be at the house before the top of the hour for tour! Gardens are beautiful!  more »
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  • Beautiful old home, but would have liked to hear more about the house itself on the guided tour. Instead, we heard more than we cared to about all the people ever connected to the place in any way. The guide knew her stuff and did a thorough job, but, for us, it was detailed information overload.
  • Enjoyed the tour, history with the entry fee but also take the walking tour of the grounds with mobile tour info found at front door

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