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History of Barrington Hall
In 1838, Barrington King moved his family from coastal Georgia to the newly formed colony of Roswell in the rolling, wooded hills of north Georgia. There he was instrumental in the development of the fledgling community and in founding the successful textile mills of the Roswell Manufacturing Company. Their home, Barrington Hall, has remained largely unchanged since its completion in 1842. For more information about the construction of Barrington Hall, please visit Barrington Hall Structures.

In the summer and fall of 1864, Roswell was occupied by Union troops. According to family tradition, Union General Kenner Garrard briefly occupied Barrington Hall. The King family fled Roswell prior to the occupation and returned after the war to rebuild their lives. Unfortunately, soon after their return, Barrington King was injured by his horse and died a few day later.

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