Downtown Roswell is a historic district located in the heart of Roswell, a city in the northern suburbs about 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Where to Go · About Downtown Roswell · Where to Eat Downtown Roswell is a historic district located in the heart of Roswell, a city in the northern suburbs about 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta. It's a popular destination for both locals and tourists who want to enjoy a vibrant day of shopping, dining and exploration. One of the most beautiful areas in Roswell is the Old Mill Trail along Vickery Creek. Here are the ruins of the Roswell Manufacturing Company factories.
Built in the 19th century, these factories were among the most successful in Georgia and were one of the main suppliers of products to the Confederacy during the Civil War. A 9-meter dam and a row of mills were built to supply energy to the mills. Primrose Cottage was the first permanent home in the Roswell colony, built for Roswell's widowed daughter King.