Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Bell Bomber Park
City of Marietta
The steps remain as a reminder of the daily walk to work at the Bell Aircraft Plant by the employees from adjoining Marietta Place Apartments, a federal housing project for war workers.
The park is a joint effort of the City of Marietta; the Cobb County Commission; the State of Georgia; the Cobb County Board of Education who gave the land; and the Business and Public Affairs Committee of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, State Senator Steve Thompson, Chairman.
Special recognition should go to Joe Mack Wilson, then Marietta mayor; Bill Kinney, a Marietta Daily Journal editor; and the parks departments of Marietta and Cobb County.
Ansley L. Meaders, Mayor
Betty L. Hunter • Pete Waldrep
Daniel O. Cox. Sr. • Paul Sabiston
James C. Dodd, Jr. • Frank Ayers
Philip M. Goldstein
Erected by City of Marietta, Georgia.
Location. 33° 56.225′ N, 84° 32.082′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Fairground Street 0 miles Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Phagan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lady in Black (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rev. Thomas Milton Allen (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Root (approx. one mile away); This Little Cannon (approx. one mile away); Rest well, Miss Mattie (approx. one mile away); S. V. Sanford (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Bell Bomber Plant. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on history of the Bell Bomber Plant. Today the Bell Bomber Plant is occupied by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Company. The C-130 "Hercules" has been built at the plant for over 50 years. The C-141 "Starlifter" and C-5 "Galaxy" were all built at the plant. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Military • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.