City of Kennesaw
2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Imagine a place with all the amenities of a booming metropolis, yet without the chaos. Kennesaw is home to a growing population which focuses on excellence. Kennesaw is the center of a thriving, vibrant community and is the fastest growing municipality in Cobb County. Kennesaw offers that unique combination of a home town community with a progressive outlook - looking forward to the challenges presented by new growth, yet proud to preserve the history of its origin.
Founded in 1887, Kennesaw has a past surrounded with railroad history. In the 1830s, Kennesaw was home to a haphazard construction camp for workers converging on Cobb County to take part in the railroad building craze. During the Civil War, Kennesaw was the staging ground for the Great Locomotive Chase on April 12, 1862. The General and the exciting events of its time can be viewed at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.