Atlanta Metro / Roswell

Lost Mill Workers of Roswell

75 Sloan Street
Roswell, GA 30075

770-640-3253
  • July 8, 2000 this 10 foot high granite monument was dedicated to honor the memory of the 400 men, women, and children mill workers who were charged with treason and deported during the Union occupation of Roswell in 1864.

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  • The Monument area includes signs explaining the events surrounding the deportation of the 400 mill workers during the Civil War.

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  • In addition to the monument to the Lost Mill Workers, the park provides a great place for children to play.

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  • Lost Mill Workers of Roswell

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On July 7, 1864, General Sherman ordered everyone connected with the Roswell Mills to be charged with treason. Mill workers were rounded up on the square where they waited a day before being sent to the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta. There, they were housed with other women and children from other mills. From there, they were put on trains, bound for the north. Many of the women were put out just north of the Ohio River in Kentucky.

A block east of the Roswell Town Square is a small park on Sloan Street with a monument dedicated to the memory of the 400 women mill workers and children. Some of the women eventually returned to Roswell, but some of the women's fates remain an unsolved mystery.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Monday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Wednesday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Friday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    400

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages