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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Root

 
 
William Root Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 25, 2008
1. William Root Marker
Inscription.  Beloved merchant, druggist, and Episcopalian, he helped found St. James in 1842; in 1844 he built his home across from the church. His 1845 drug store on the square was a town social center. The Root home, one of the oldest wooden houses, and a good specimen of early town architecture, now stands at N. Marietta Pkwy & Polk St. It is open to the public.
 
Erected by City of Marietta, Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 56.718′ N, 84° 32.941′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on West Atlanta Road 0 miles from Cemetery Street SE, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the northeast section of the Old Marietta City Cemetery. 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 are within walking distance of this marker. Rest well, Miss Mattie (a few steps from this marker); S. V. Sanford (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder's Lot William Harris (within shouting distance of this marker); Marietta Confederate Cemetery
William Root Marker and Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 25, 2008
2. William Root Marker and Grave
(within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); This Little Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
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William Root House Museum image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 5, 2009
3. William Root House Museum
The house is presently undergoing renovations.
William Root House Museum image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 5, 2009
4. William Root House Museum
View from the rear (the house faces N. Marietta Parkway).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,598 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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