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Michael's Background

Michael's interest in history dates back to his early childhood. In high school, his teachers asked him to give lectures about the Civil War to the rest of the students, because of his obvious fascination with the subject. He also participated in Civil War re-enactments and living history programs with the National Park Service. 

After high school, Michael entered the Armed Forces, first serving with the first of the 15th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, in Korea.

He was later stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, with the First Cavalry Division, during which time, he gave tours as an historical interpreter at the Cavalry Museum.

Then, after transferring to the National Guard, he served in the signal corps and military police. While doing so, he obtained his Associate's degree in criminal justice from Kennesaw College, Georgia, and completed his basic law enforcement certification at the North Georgia Regional Police Academy. 

He began his law enforcement career in 1981 at Georgia Institute of Technology, and in 1982, began his career with a local Municipal Police Force.

Since 1984, Michael has published about numerous subjects of historical interest. Please see his publications page for a listing of his publications.

Michael currently serves as historian for the Roswell Preservation Commission. He offers historical tours of the Roswell area. These custom tours are one to two hours long. Contact Michael by email to discuss tour topics and other arrangements.


Articles about Michael D. Hitt

The Alpharetta-Roswell REVUE & News, Aubrey Morris, , Crossing the Chattahoochee; Remembering the times before bridges, 8-08-2002.

The Roswell Neighbor, Mark W. Maguire, , Local book traces history of river crossing, 7-24-2002.

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Tinah Saunders, STAFF WRITER, In hot pursuit of history, 11-23-2000.

Roswell Neighbor, Jenny McKibben, Historian details history of Roswell Railroad, 07-26-2000.

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Tinah Saunders, STAFF WRITER, In hot pursuit of history Mysteries of 100 years ago don't have a chance when Roswell police officer Michael Hitt gets on the trail., 11-09-2000.

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., STAFF WRITER, GENEALOGY: Two new city histories are published, 7-02-2000.

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Larry Hartstein STAFF WRITER, UFO book zooms in on sightings in Georgia., 11-26-1999.

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Scott Marshall STAFF WRITER, Roswell policeman looks for clues to UFO mystery., 07-17-1997, pp H01.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Jill Vejnoska STAFF WRITER, The resting place of a town's past: Old Roswell Cemetery is at least 150 years old, and many local luminaries: lie there.., 12-29-1996, pp D01.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, Leg bone unearthed at forgotten grave site: Work postponed at Roswell project., 07-23-1994, pp C/12.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, Train buff uncovers ties with history. 05-26-1994, pp H/11.

Roswell Neighbor, Sheila E. A. Hughes Map of historic Roswell published 05-13-1992.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, A proud time in Roswell's past. 01-06-1994, pp H/07.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution,  Actor Cordell STAFF WRITER, Civil War buff finds history in back yards: Neighbors march where Sherman did., 04-11-1992, pp J/14.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution,  Actor Cordell STAFF WRITER, Buff revives Civil War's distant bugles: Neighbors find historic sites in their back yards, 04-09-1992, pp  H/15.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution,  Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, Mining the mysteries of the past: Officer finds history an arresting subject., 09-20-1992, pp J/04.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, Roswell Civil War mystery unraveled in book about missing millworkers., 01-23-1992, pp E/06.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, Grave by river may solve Civil War mystery: Drowned soldier's body never found. 01-20-1992, pp B/01.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, Roswell historian tracks post-Civil War fates of 400 missing millworkers., 01-18-1992, pp J/14.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Diane R. Stepp STAFF WRITER, A legend unfolds, 01-09-1992, pp H/02.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Dale Wilson Staff writer, Writing the story of law and order in Roswell: Policeman tracks down peacekeeping efforts that date back 200 years., 09-26-1991, pp H/09.

Roswell Neighbor, Joe Kirby, All that glitters in North Fulton may just be gold., 08-06-1986, Section B, page 1.

Roswell Neighbor, Beth Day, Millworkers' Mystery Solved. 12-18-1985.

Roswell Neighbor, F. Madison Smith, Policeman records firsts in Roswell's History. 10-24-1984.

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