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

Marietta Campground

 
 
Marietta Campground Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 7, 2008
1. Marietta Campground Marker
Inscription. The campground was established in 1837 at the recommendation of a Methodist "circuit rider" who traveled to serve many churches. The original 40-acre site was purchased for $40.00 and included the land now occupied by the church and cemetery across the street. The tabernacle was built in 1838 and cabins added later. Although services have been held every year, camping was discontinued for a brief period during and after the Civil War. As members of other churches joined in, meetings became nondenominational. Descendents of the founding families and newcomers alike have continued the tradition of coming together for spiritual refreshment and renewing social contacts.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
 
Location. 33° 58.433′ N, 84° 28.98′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Roswell Road (Georgia Route 120) 0.1 miles east of Sewell Mill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gantt House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Leo Frank Lynching (approx. 2 miles away); The 23D Corps at Soap Creek
Marietta Campground Marker on Roswell Road (Ga 120) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 7, 2008
2. Marietta Campground Marker on Roswell Road (Ga 120)
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Sope Creek Industries (was approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Soap Creek Paper Mills (approx. 3.4 miles away); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lemon St. Grammar and High School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.
 
Brush Arbor at Marietta Campground image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 7, 2008
3. Brush Arbor at Marietta Campground
Cabins at Marietta Campground image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 7, 2008
4. Cabins at Marietta Campground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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