Kelpen Homestead and Old Main Road to Roswell - Fulton Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 00.122 W 084° 21.917
16S E 743336 N 3765511
Quick Description: Located along the Riverwalk Trail at Azalea Park, 203 Azalea Dr., Roswell, GA
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 6:45:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM8DVE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 4

Long Description:

Kelpen Homestead and Old Main Road to Roswell


Just across the street you can still see the standing remnants of the chimney from the old Kelpen Homestead. In your view was a Delta formed by the stream known as Butler’s Branch where it joined the Chattahoochee River. In the 1850s, William Kelpen began farming the land that lies on both sides of the stream and built his house on the delta. He and his family lived here until the Georgia Power Company purchased the land prior to construction of a power dam downstream at Morgan Falls. The dam, then known as the Bulls Sluice dam, was completed in 1904 and caused Kelpen’s bottomland and home site to flood. An old, now abandoned, road led from the River Road (Azalea Drive), past the Kelpen house and up the hill to town. It was the main road from Roswell to the river, prior to the construction of the covered bridge.

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: None

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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