Introduction to Marietta, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 17 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 58,748 people lived in Marietta.
Marietta was first settled in around 1824. The city was named after the wife of the Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Cobb. However, some also believe that it was named after Marietta, Ohio. The city was officially recognized on December 19, 1834. It also became the home base of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Oakton, which was constructed in 1838, is the oldest continuously occupied residence of the city. It also served as the headquarters of Major General Loring during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Marietta was incorporated in 1852 and John Glover was elected as the first mayor.
Marietta and nearby Attractions
- Six Flags White Water
- Marietta Museum of History
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
- Root House Museum
- Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Marietta
You can spend your leisure time at the Al Burruss Nature Park, Birney Park, Gramling Street Park, Whitlock Avenue Historic District, Hedges Park, Bell Park, Fair Oaks Park, Custer Park or Glove Park. The Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Museum, the African American Sports Museum of Atlanta, the Marietta Museum of History, the Cobb County Youth Museum and the Marietta Aeronautical Museum and Education Center are also worth paying a visit to. There are also ample shopping opportunities in Marietta.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Marietta Higher Education
Life University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Southern Polytechnic State University and Chattahoochee Technical College are some of the local colleges and universities.