Monday, April 18, 2016
Archibald Smith Plantation Home
We arrived in Atlanta by late afternoon last Monday. One would think we would have been happy to just sit for the one day which we planned to spend there. My sister Linda knows us better. As John and I had seen a lot of the attractions in Atlanta proper, she suggested that we drive a short distance out of town to Roswell, Georgia. The town has several historic homes.
After our tour of the Smith Plantation we drove down to Old Mill Park. Pictured above is an old cotton mill, built in 1882. For over 140 years the town of Roswell has had numerous mills (cotton/fabric and flour) which sat near Big Creek. During the Civil War the cotton mills were important for supplying the Confederate Army with uniforms. In 2004 a covered bridge was dedicated over the creek, which was another reason we wanted to see the park. Quite an impressive waterfall rushes under the bridge!