New research at 1854 Roswell Manufacturing ruins

Submitted by TRC (770-270-1192)


View of part of the Roswell Mill ruins from the end of the tailrace.

TRC recently completed archaeological monitoring at the 1854 Roswell Manufacturing Company ruins (9FU205) in the City of Roswell’s Vickery Creek Mill Park, in conjuntion with work to make the site accessible to the public. Dr. Jim D’Angelo, our resident industrial archaeology specialist, observed what was uncovered, conducted limited salvage work in part of a wheel-pit and tailrace, and recovered selected artifacts, which have now been conserved. Jim’s observations, supplemented by documentary research, revealed new information about the history of the facility, some of which contradicted earlier reported interpretations.