Marietta Georgia History
The National Civil Rights League is pleased to announce that the city of Marietta, Georgia, is home to one of the largest and most diverse communities in the United States. With over 300,000 inhabitants, including over 1.5 million in urban and rural areas and a population of over 2.2 million people, the city's unique blend of diverse ethnic, religious, ethnic and ethnic backgrounds, with its vibrant art and cultural heritage, makes it Georgia's second largest city and fastest-growing county. The city of Mariatta is a thriving community with 59,089 inhabitants living within the city limits and over 1,500 businesses, restaurants, hotels, bars and restaurants.
As late as the 1940s, the population of Marietta was under 9,000, but it became more diverse as large numbers of African-Americans and Hispanics moved into the area. As thousands of people moved to Cobb County and Greater Atlanta, the business and real estate industries flourished, and Cobb continued to consolidate in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves moved in.
For many years Cobb County was home to the Mississippi tribes that inhabited northwest Georgia, and traces of their heritage are still there. At that time there was already a sizable community, but no town had been recognized by the Georgian legislature, so no trace of Native American heritage remained in Cobb County.
At the beginning of the new century, Marietta was built and equipped with trolleybus services, and the tram line provided the inhabitants of Smyrna with a relatively cheap and efficient means of transport at a time when not all inhabitants owned a car. The electric tram was not extended to the North Atlanta - Mariatta line until 1905 in SmyRna. The last train was the end, but the operation ended on 30 April 1971 with the opening of a new line from the city centre to the terminus of Peachtree Street.
In 1842, the new railway line decided to move the hub from Marietta to what would later become Atlanta. In 1841, in the midst of the Civil War, and in 1843, during the Battle of Atlanta, she moved the center of her operations from Smyrna to Atlanta and then from Atlanta to Peachtree Street, not far from downtown Smyrna.
The Union was preparing for the Atlanta campaign, hoping to quickly split the Confederate army and decimate Atlanta, a major manufacturing center in the South. Supercell thunderstorms developed and moved northward, triggering an EF2 tornado that ripped through downtown Atlanta. Millions of dollars in property was lost when the tornado destroyed many homes in the western and southern suburbs of Atlanta and southeast.
Storm investigations conducted in conjunction with the Georgia State Patrol confirmed that an EF3 tornado originated in Polk County east of Seney, extended into the far southeast of Floyd County and continued into the southern Bartow County. Damage studies conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources concluded that the F2 tornado, which developed about 11: 30 p.m. in the south-central part of Polk County, continued to the far northwest of Fayette County to a depth of about 2 km and then moved north into the city of Atlanta. Significant and widespread damage was reported throughout the Atlanta area, with significant damage to homes, buildings, roads, bridges, power lines and other infrastructure. Activity was tracked from north to south, west to east, east to west, south to north, north and west.
The line ran from Atlanta's Five Points, crossed the Chattahoochee along Atlanta Road in Smyrna and ended in downtown Marietta. Like most cities, Atlanta had its own version of Mariota Square, which can be seen in downtown Atlanta and on the north and south sides of Atlanta.
These four places are shared by the Marietta Visitors Bureau so groups can experience all that this unique Georgia city has to offer. The hills provide access to many of the city's amenities, including parks, shopping, restaurants and hotels, making them the perfect destination for group travel.
Kennesaw House is home to the Marietta Museum of History 30, which tells the story of Mariatta and Cobb County. More than 3,000 soldiers are buried here, many of them from the Battle of Kenneaw Mountain. In this podcast episode with Bill Nowicki, we talk about Kennedown Cemetery and its history, as well as other historic sites in the city. Here's a look at some of our favorite places from our recent trip to Georgia's oldest cemetery. This was the last of five that dates back to 1883 and it is the only one of its kind in Georgia, according to the Georgia Historical Society.
Located in historic Kennesaw House, the Marietta Museum of History showcases the history of Mariatta, Cobb County and other parts of the city. The gallery houses original Cobb County ceramics, arrowheads (also called birdheads), rare Bibles from the 1860s and written in Cherokee language. Unique to the museum is a collection from the Civil War, in which the only slave is buried in the Confederate Cemetery of Marieta, a stolen Confederate locomotive called "The General" and more than 1,000 Confederate flags are on display.