Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife.
Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as a summer resort due to delightful climate and society.
Cobb County sacrificed much for the Southern Confederacy; ravaged by war, it fought slowly upward through reconstruction. In recent years industry has brought wealth and growth to the area.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Comission. (Marker Number 033-37.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.149′ N, 84° 32.982′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on South Park Square NE east of West Park Square NE, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Stephens Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); UDC and Kennesaw House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennesaw House Kennesaw House (about 400 feet away); 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive (about 500 feet away); Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Cherokee Treaty (about 700 feet away); Judge Debra Halpern Bernes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . .
1. Marietta Square (Glover Park). Glover Park was once home to the Cobb County Courthouse. It has a rich heritage and many things to see and do. Marietta Square is the physical and emotional center of Marietta, Georgia. (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. "The General". Why "The General" captures the heart and soul of Civil War... (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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