Historic Markers Across Georgia

Joe Mack Wilson

Marker ID:  
Location: Roswell St at Anderson St, Marietta, GA
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.093    W 084° 32.833
  33.95155    -84.54721666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Joe Mack Wilson Marker
Photo by Todd Massar


December 11, 1919- May 17, 1993
Joe Mack Wilson Park

Joe Mack Wilson was a lifelong Marietta citizen and dedicated civic leader. Educated by the Marietta School System and Georgia Tech, Wilson served as State Representative (1961 to 1985) and Mayor of Marietta from 1990 until his death in 1993. As a legislature he was chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. A downtown business owner, family man, long time Marietta Kiwanian and a member of the Downtown Marietta Development Authority for two decades. Mayor Wilson was a visionary. He encouraged the beautification of downtown Marietta and the revitalization of Glover Park. This Park is a fitting tribute to his leadership and service to the community he loved.

This Park was
established by the city
of Marietta in
December 2012.