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Cobb County Historical Markers

Joseph Emerson Brown Park

  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Joseph Emerson Brown Park
  • Location: Located just outside the old Marietta Cemetery on Powder Springs Rd. in Marietta


A four-time Gov. of Ga. Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894) was born in S.C., educated at Yale, and admitted to the Ga. Bar in 1845. “The war governor,” he served from 1857-1865. He served in Ga. Supreme Court and three terms in U.S. Senate. He was popular with the public, especially the working class. Son and Mariettan Joseph M. Brown was Governor 1909-1911.

[The unnumbered and undated marker has the seal of the city of Marietta at the top]