The beginnings of the city of Marietta were established in the 1820s with the construction of a few homes near Kennesaw. In the 1830s the city was officially recognized by the State of Georgia and was named Marietta after the wife of Georgia Supreme Court Judge Thomas Willis Cobb. Marietta was a prosperous town because it was selected as the headquarters for the Western and Atlanta Railroad. During the Civil War, General Sherman invaded the city and it was the first city to burn during Sherman’s March to the Sea. Marietta has since rebuilt and is home to Dobbins Air Force Base, Lockheed Manufacturing Plant, Life University, Southern Polytechnic State University and Chattahoochee Technical College.
Marietta is the county seat of Cobb county and home to its administrative offices, courts, headquarters and government. With a population of approximately 60,000, Marietta is one of Atlanta’s largest suburbs.
Downtown Marietta features Glover Park, and the beautiful and historic town square. The Square is home to many theatres, including the recently renovated. Strand Theatre. The Marietta Museum of History exhibits the rich history of the city, and is home to over 17,000 artifacts. On highway 41, the “Big Chicken” is on display at a local KFC.
One of the most densely populated areas in metro-Atlanta, Marietta’s heavy industry insures a high frequency of truck and tractor trailer traffic. It is also close to Interstate 75 and a number of smaller major highways. Unfortunately, Marietta is home to many serious auto accidents. Its proximity to Lake Allatoona also means that many residents can be involved in boating accidents. If you have been seriously hurt in a car or tractor trailer accident near Marietta, Georgia Charles Scholle would like to help. He has an office near Glenlake Parkway near Ashford Dunwoody on the Perimeter and in Midtown, and he serves clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. To talk more about your case at a free, confidential consultation, please contact the firm online or call 866-972-5287 or, in Gwinnett County, 770-717-5100.
Marietta Police Department 770-794-5300
Cobb County Police Department 770-499-4600
Cobb County Fire Department 770-528-8000