The Archibald Smith Plantation Home in Roswell, Georgia is a museum of southern life. The house includes artifacts of the family and servants that made the house and surrounding property a prosperous farm for over 100 years. One of Roswell’s founding families, the Smiths moved from Savannah to Roswell in 1838 and started work on what would become the Smith Plantation. The home was sold to the City of Roswell in 1985 and was opened for tours beginning in 1992.
The last of the Smith family to occupy the house were Arthur William Smith, grandson of the founder, and his wife Mary Norvell Smith. Most of what is on display in the museum is from the time that Arthur and Mary lived in the home from 1940 until the home was sold.
In her later years, Mary became sick and the family cook, Mamie Cotton moved into the house to assist with Mary’s daily needs. Mamie lived with and worked for the family for over 50 years up to and beyond their deaths and her room is part of the museum display. On the headboard of her bed, this hat hangs just waiting for Mamie to come pick it up for a stylish outing.
Archibald Smith Plantation Home – Roswell, Georgia
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