Historic Markers Across Georgia



Cobb County



Marker ID: GHM 033-37
Location: South side of Square, Marietta
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.146    W 084° 32.978
  33.952433    -84.54963
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNAF
Cobb County  Marker  



Text:

Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife.

Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as a summer resort due to delightful climate and society.

Cobb County sacrificed much for the Southern Confederacy; ravaged by war, it fought slowly upward through reconstruction. In recent years industry has brought wealth and growth to the area.

033-37 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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