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 Commission. (Marker Number 033-37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 3, 1716.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Alexander Stephens Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); UDC and Kennesaw House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennesaw House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 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. Cobb County. New Georgia Encyclopedia entry (Submitted on February 16, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Marietta Square. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 16, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,566 times since then and 267 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Michael Cruce of Marietta, Georgia. 3. submitted on February 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 7, 8. submitted on July 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.