The Roswell King Chapter is located in Dunwoody, Georgia and was organized on October 7, 1981 specifically for working women. It is one of the few chapters in the Metro Atlanta area where regular scheduled meetings are in the evening to accommodate the modern, working woman’s busy schedule.
Roswell King, founder of Roswell, Georgia, was born May 3, 1765 in Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Timothy and Sarah Fitch King. He married Catherine Barrington, daughter of Josiah Barrington, kinsman of James Oglethorpe. King came to this area from Glynn County, Georgia, where he settled for a while. He died in Barrington Hall in Roswell February 15, 1844, and is buried in Founders Cemetery. He was a patriot, serving in the American Revolution in 1782.
Along with Barrington, Roswell King founded the Roswell Manufacturing Company in 1839 and laid out the town of Roswell on land owned by the Kings.
The community of Dunwoody was named for Charles Dunwoody who settled here during the Civil War. The Dunwoodys were close associates of the Kings. Dunwoody originally was more closely tied to Roswell than to Atlanta.
Points of interest in Roswell (pertaining to the King family) include The Old Bricks, Founders Cemetery, Roswell Presbyterian Church, Roswell Factory, and Barrington Hall.
|Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please contact the Chapter Registrar with any questions.|