Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hembree Farm

Marker ID:  
Location: 775 Hembree Road, Roswell, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 3.644    W 084° 20.406
  34.06073333    -84.3401
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Hembree Farm Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Hembree Farm

In the 1830s, Amariah Hembree brought his family here from South Carolina to farm the former Cherokee lands. His son, James, a carpenter, built this house. James’ brother Elihu and his descendants lived on this land for 8 generations. They raised cotton for the Roswell Manufacturing Company, corn sorghum, and livestock. The Lebanon Baptist Church was organized here in 1836. Elihu’s grave is adjacent to the house. In 2007, a Hembree descendant gifted one acre of the original homestead, with house, detached kitchen, and corn cribs to the Roswell Historical Society.

Roswell Historical Society.

Hembree Farmhouse
Hembree Farm
Photo by David Seibert