1638 Little Willeo Road Marietta, GA 30068
- 5 Beds
- 9 Baths
- 9558 sq.ft.
Marietta is the largest city and the county seat of Cobb County, situated to the northwest of downtown Atlanta. Marietta is a vibrant community with a distinct personality, home to Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. With a population over 60,000, there is a lot to love about Marietta, including its history and natural beauty. Considered a convenient, moderately-priced suburb, Marietta also boasts a school system with an exemplary reputation.
Interstate 75 runs through the eastern section of Marietta, leading south to Atlanta and Macon and north to Chattanooga. But within Cobb Country there are 23 designated trails for walking and bicycling, many of them accessible to Marietta homeowners. Trails wind though natural terrain and link this city to neighboring communities, perfect for a short outing or day-long adventure.
Community life centers around Marietta Square, a popular gathering spot complete with a central park, a Victorian gazebo, tiered fountain and concert stage. Marietta has lively restaurants, shops, museums, local service firms, and theaters. Visit the square for a taste of down-home spirit and friendliness. There's also a year-round farmers' market with more than 60 vendors; it's a popular attraction, and a great source of locally-grown produce.
Cobb County was one of 10 Georgia counties formed in 1832 out of former Cherokee land, but the settlement that became Marietta existed nearly a decade earlier. The county was named for Thomas Willis Cobb, a U.S. representative, senator, and Supreme Court judge. Incorporated in 1834, the city of Marietta is said to be named after Judge Cobb’s wife, Mary Moore. During its first 30 years, Marietta was home to a railroad, a horse racing track, and the state's military academy. Marietta also witnessed the Trail of Tears and was the site of much Civil War activity.