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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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  • A beautiful 1840's home full of Southern history. The guided tour was very informative. A must for anyone living in the area or visiting.  more »
  • When we got to the house, it was locked and no cars there. We waited about 10 minutes, knocked again, and finally someone came to help us. Certainly glad he did, as we would have missed a really good ...  more »
  • It's pretty house and the grounds are lovely; they gave a good background on the family and history. The house was in great shape with nice furnishings, not spectacular. I wouldn't go out of my way fo...  more »
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  • Wonderful location. Historic and great events
  • Intriguing historical home in Roswell. Very interesting and beautiful.
  • Beautiful wedding venue with plenty of outdoor and indoor space. Plentiful and convenient parking.
  • This is an old Civil War era plantation house. It has been well restored
  • c1829 Barrington Hall & gardens in the heart of historic Roswell.

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