Historic Markers Across Georgia

William Root

Marker ID: CMar 
Location: Old Marietta City Cemetery
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.718    W 084° 32.941
  33.9453    -84.54901
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM22CN
William Root  Marker  


Beloved merchant, druggist, and Episcopalian, he helped found St. James in 1842; in 1844 he built his home across from the church. His 1845 drug store on the square was a town social center. The Root home, one of the oldest wooden houses, and a good specimen of early town architecture, now stands at N. Marietta Pkwy & Polk St. It is open to the public.

[The unnumbered and undated marker has the seal of the city of Marietta at the top]