Welcome to Marietta
From Cherokee settlement to antebellum railroad center, Cobb County's seat is now a modern walkable community.
Early settlers began to move into these native Cherokee lands in 1824, and by 1838, the town was selected as a hub for the Western and Atlanta Railroad, igniting a boom that would continue until the Civil War. Preservation efforts have turned Marietta into an inspiring blend of historic homes and buildings contrasted by a handful of new developments.
Nostalgic charm emanates from this historic small town known for its picturesque square, dynamic arts scene, and gracious hospitality.
What to Expect
Incredible energy and enthusiasm from proud residents eager to showcase their heritage while advancing future growth.
Known as a forward-moving community with a deep respect for the past, Marietta welcomes all to enjoy its undeniable hometown appeal.
Walkable urban living near Marietta Square giving way to quintessential suburban conveniences.
As Cobb County seat, Marietta’s downtown serves as a hub for government buildings, legal offices, and a myriad of other businesses. But the area also sings with constant activity and entertainment. Shop, dine, sip cocktails, take in a show, or drive just a few miles south to catch the Braves play at their impressive new stadium.
Deep Civil War significance with major landmarks and battlefields surrounding the area.
Kennesaw Mountain rises proudly to the north and boasts miles of breathtaking trails, many through battlefield sites. The M2R trail runs from the top of the mountain down to the Chattahoochee and serves as the first in a planned network of trails and paths connecting county greenspaces.
From farmers markets to monthly art walks to live music, there’s always something happening on Marietta Square. Wander off on side streets and explore tree-lined residential avenues for a stroll back in time.