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MARIETTA GA  
 
Directions to our Marietta Office

Emerson Overlook
326 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Ph: 770-429-1499
Fx: 770-429-8631


Introduction to Marietta, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 17 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 58,748 people lived in Marietta.


Marietta History

Marietta was first settled in around 1824. The city was named after the wife of the Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Cobb. However, some also believe that it was named after Marietta, Ohio. The city was officially recognized on December 19, 1834. It also became the home base of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Oakton, which was constructed in 1838, is the oldest continuously occupied residence of the city. It also served as the headquarters of Major General Loring during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Marietta was incorporated in 1852 and John Glover was elected as the first mayor.


Marietta and nearby Attractions

Six Flags White Water
Marietta Museum of History
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Root House Museum
Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art
Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Marietta

You can spend your leisure time at the Al Burruss Nature Park, Birney Park, Gramling Street Park, Whitlock Avenue Historic District, Hedges Park, Bell Park, Fair Oaks Park, Custer Park or Glover Park. The Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Museum, the African American Sports Museum of Atlanta, the Marietta Museum of History, the Cobb County Youth Museum and the Marietta Aeronautical Museum and Education Center are also worth paying a visit to. There are also ample shopping opportunities in Marietta.

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