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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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  • As a direct descendant of Barrington King (my grandmother's great grandfather), it was such a treat to experience my heritage in such a lovely setting. Much of the home and many of the details and fur...  more »
  • Barrington Hall is filled with charm and history. It's a good venue for individuals and groups. The tours are docent led by very knowledgable and fun individuals.  more »
  • A lovely glimpse into the past made clearer by a great guide. It's a shame the garden isn't tended as well as the house.  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.