Introduction to Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. At that time, it was named as Big Shanty. In fact, it was the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the American Civil War. Later on, the city was renamed after Kennesaw Mountain. However, some also believe that the city was named after an Indian chief. The city of Kennesaw was officially incorporated on September 21, 1887.
Kennesaw and nearby Attractions
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
- Big Shanty Museum
- Kennesaw Civil War Museum
- Six Flags White Water
- Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Kennesaw
While staying in Kennesaw, you can visit the North Main Street Historic District, the Big Shanty Village Historic District, Adams Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Summers Street Historic District and the Cherokee Street Historic District. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History and the Big Shanty Museum are also popular among those interested in the local history. Six Flags White Water is also close to the city.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Kennesaw Higher Education
Kennesaw State University and Cobb Beauty College lie within the city.