Atlanta Metro / Roswell

Roswell Presbyterian Church Historic Sanctuary

755 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075

770-640-3253
  • Historic Sanctuary of Roswell Presbyterian Church

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  • Daffodils bloom in front of the sactuary in the spring.

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  • Roswell Presbyterian Church Historic Sanctuary in the fall.

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The Roswell Presbyterian Church Historic Sanctuary was the first house of worship in Roswell. Built in 1840, it was used as a hospital for Union soldiers during the Civil War. Master craftsman Willis Ball of Windsor, Conn., built the Doric-columned church and homes of the original families. The church had box pews, raised pulpit, and galleries for slave members. The short, square bell tower of the Roswell church holds an iron ship bell cast in Philadelphia in 1827.

During the Civil War occupation of Roswell, the church was used as a hospital. Memorabilia of those days still remain. The door of an old cabinet, removed by Union soldiers who painted a checkerboard on it, can be seen in the History Room. Also, there is the original church Bible, with the words, "Run, John run, the Yanks will get you," scribbled on the frontispiece by a soldier.

Tours of the inside of the Historic Sanctuary must be pre-arranged.

Info & Amenities

  • Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Near Interstate Highway

    400

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages