In 1832, the state of Georgia formed ten counties out of the Cherokee land. The Georgia legislature’s office recognized the city of Marietta on December 19, 1834. However, by that time, a large community was already living there. The city is known, even today, for its many natural resources and museum attractions that gather the attention of hundreds of visitors every year.
Marietta is located along the backdrops of the Chattahoochee River and Kennesaw Mountain. It sits 18 miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta and is the county seat of Cobb County.
The City of Marietta has an estimated 61,497 residents living within the city bounds and an additional population of over 300,000 people who reside in Metro Marietta. This area, while outside the city limits, still gives residents Marietta addresses.
Newcomers to the city are often greeted by the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau, which sits in Marietta Square. The bureau has been active for more than a hundred years. It is powered by volunteer staff seven days a week to provide tourists with assistance when visiting the city.
The city of Marietta spans roughly 23 square miles and counts over 6,000 businesses. The community aspect of the town is strong. Council meetings are open to the public and even broadcast on the city’s website and local cable TV channel to encourage residents to participate in the town’s administrative aspects.
Sources: City of Marietta, Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau, Marietta.com