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A short history of Marietta, Georgia.
A Short History of Marietta, Georgia
Marietta, the county seat of Cobb County, is located just 15 miles northwest of the city of Atlanta. Officially recognized in 1834, Marietta is reportedly named after Thomas Willis Cobb’s wife Mary. Thomas Willis Cobb, for whom Cobb County is named, was a Georgia Superior Court Judge, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator during the decades leading up to Marietta’s formation.
In 1824, long before its recognition as a town, Marietta existed in the form of a small cluster of homes before either Atlanta or Chattanooga were settled. In the mid-1840s, Marietta had more than 1,500 residents. By the next decade, it was a popular resort town for people from "the low country," who were attracted in part by the mild climate and the alleged therapeutic powers of local spring water.
During the 1860’s Marietta suffered greatly during the Civil War. Even Marietta’s own courthouse and all county records were destroyed when General Sherman's troops burned every public building on Marietta's town square.
Today, Marietta is Atlanta’s third largest suburb with over 60,000 residents and is part of the fastest growing metro area in the country according to 2007 U.S. Census Bureau data.