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Cobb County Historical Markers

Cobb County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Cobb County
  • Location: City Square, Marietta, Ga.

COBB COUNTY

Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife.

Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as a summer resort due to delightful climate and society.

Cobb County sacrificed much for the Southern Confederacy; ravaged by war, it fought slowly upward through reconstruction. In recent years industry has brought wealth and growth to the area.

033-37 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953