Roswell is a city in north Fulton County and the eighth largest city in Georgia with a population of 88,346 according to the 2010 United States Census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.6 square miles, of which 38.0 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles (1.53%) is water. Some of the geographic features include:
- Big Creek
- Bull Sluice Lake
- Chattahoochee River
- Morgan Falls Dam
- Johns Creek
- Crooked Creek
- Audery Mill Creek
CNN named Roswell #76 for its list of the Top 100 Places to Live in the US in 2010.
Roswell was named One of the Top Three Cities in the Nation to Raise Your Family. Roswell was listed third in the book, Best Places to Raise Your Family, released by Frommer’s.
On October 30, 2006, the City of Roswell was named the 18th Safest City in the United States by City Crime Rankings, an annual reference book of crime statistics and rankings published by Morgan Quitno Press. Roswell was selected from 371 cities in the Overall Safest 25 category.
The City of Roswell was founded by Roswell King who came from St. Simons Island, GA in 1836. Roswell King established the Roswell Manufacturing Company and built a mill to harness the power of the local rivers to make textiles.
Roswell officially became a city on February 16, 1854.
Roswell is now Georgia’s eighth largest city, but its major growth in population has just happened in the last twenty years:
- 1870: 479
- 1880: 1,180
- 1920: 1,316
- 1940: 1,622
- 1950: 2,123
- 1980: 23,337
- 1990: 48,257
- 2000: 79,334
- 2010: 88,346
The City of Roswell has 13 parks with over 900 acres of active and passive parkland and facilities.
The City Hall building was completed in 1991 at a cost of $12 million.
The City has been chosen twice by “Atlanta Magazine” as the best place to live in the Metro-Atlanta area.
The Georgia Municipal Association awarded the City of Roswell the City of Excellence Award in 2003.
Click here for a link to the City of Roswell Water Utility.
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For a copy of the Chattahoochee River Water Supply Watershed Protection Ordinance of Suwanee, Georgia – click here.
For the Fulton County Water Quality Report, click here.
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Newton County Water Quality Report – click here.
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To see all the past and present water quality reports for Oconee County – click here.
To see past and present Cobb County water quality reports – click here.
Gwinnett County Water Quality Report – click here.
To read the Consumer Confidence Report for the Walton County Water Department – click here.
For information about the Chattahoochee River water quality – click here.
For more information about the Flint River water quality – click here.