|Marietta, Georgia, USA|
Location in Cobb County and the state of Georgia
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|- Total||21. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 9 sq mi (22 km²)|
|- Land||21. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 9 sq mi (21. 9 km²)|
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|Elevation||1,129 ft (344 m)|
|- Density||2,684. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1/sq mi (2,684. 1/km²)|
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Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia, and is its county seat. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks 770 is a Telephone Area code in the NANP, assigned to metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia 's Suburbs and Exurbs It Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Cobb County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Its County seat and largest city is Marietta, located in the center A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,748, making it one of metro Atlanta's largest suburbs. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Census estimates of 2005 indicate a population of 61,261. Marietta is the third-largest of three principal cities (by population) of and is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia metropolitan statistical area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) combined statistical area. Sandy Springs is a newly incorporated city incorporated in December 2005 Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Gainesville is a city in Hall County in Georgia, United States of America. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas.
In 2007, the mayor of Marietta was Bill Dunaway. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government
Marietta is located at (33. 953353, -84. 540614).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 0 square miles (56. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 9 km²), of which, 21. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 9 square miles (56. 7 km²) of it is land and 0. 1 square miles (0. 2 km²) of it (0. 27%) is water.
Homes had been built by early settlers near the Cherokee town of Kennesaw by 1824. 
In 1837 the Georgia Gazetteer reported that the city of Marietta was named for the wife of US Senator and Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Willis Cobb, for whom the county was named. Thomas Willis Cobb (1784 - February 1, 1830) was a United States Representative and Senator from Georgia. The first plat was laid out in 1833. Like most towns, Marietta had a square in the center with a small courthouse. The Georgia legislature legally recognized the town on December 19, 1834. 
Marietta was selected as the home base for the new Western and Atlantic Railroad. The Western and Atlantic Railroad (W&A is a historic railroad that operated in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia (map to Chattanooga Business boomed. 
Built in 1838 Oakton is the oldest continuously occupied residence in Marietta. The original barn, milk house, smoke house, and well house remain on the property. The spectacular gardens contain the boxwood parterre from the 1870's. Oakton served as Major General Loring's headquarters during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864. 
By 1838 roadbed and trestles had been built north of the city. In 1840, political wrangling stopped construction for a time. In 1842, new mangagement decided to use the area that would become Atlanta. In 1850, the railroad began operation. This was another boost to industry. 
John Glover arrived in 1848. He was a businessman and politician. The town elected him mayor when they incorporated in 1852. 
Dr. Carey Cox promoted a "water cure," which developed into a spa which attracted patients to the area. The Cobb County Medical Society recognizes him as the first physician. 
During the 1850s fire destroyed much of the city on three occasions. 
The first bank opened in 1855. 
By the time the Civil War began in 1861, Marietta had recovered from the fires. 
In April of 1862, James Andrews, a civilian working with Union soldiers came down to Marietta dressed in civilian clothing and spent the night in the Fletcher House hotel located right in front of the railroad tracks. James Andrews' and his men known as the Andrews' Raiders had great plans to end the Civil War early. The Andrews Raiders got aboard the waiting train on the morning of April 12th, 1862 with the rest of the passengers. When the train stopped in the town of Big Shanty, now known as Kennesaw, for the passengers to have breakfast, Andrews and the Raiders got back on the train and stole the engine and the car behind it which carried the fuel. The train called The General and Andrews Raiders had begun the episode now known as the Great Locomotive Chase. The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid was a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862, in northern Georgia during the American Civil 
General William Tecumseh Sherman invaded the town during the summer of 1864. In November 1864, General Hugh Kilpatrick set the town ablaze, the first strike in Sherman's March to the Sea. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick ( January 14, 1836 &ndash December 4, 1881) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted in late 1864 by Maj 
As of the census of 2000, there were 58,748 people, 23,895 households, and 13,022 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population  The population density was 2,684. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1 people per square mile (1,036. 2/km²). There were 25,227 housing units at an average density of 1,152. 6/sq mi (445. 0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56. 49% White, 29. 50% African American, 0. 32% Native American, 2. 97% Asian, 0. 09% Pacific Islander, 7. 99% from other races, and 2. 65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16. 93% of the population.
There were 23,895 households out of which 27. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35. 4% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45. 5% were non-families. 32. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 39 and the average family size was 3. 05.
In the city the population was spread out with 22. 4% under the age of 18, 14. 1% from 18 to 24, 39. 4% from 25 to 44, 15. 7% from 45 to 64, and 8. 3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101. 3 males. For every 101 females age 18 and over, there were 100. 3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,645, and the median income for a family was $47,340. Males had a median income of $31,186 versus $30,027 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,409. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 11. 5% of families and 15. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 3% of those under age 18 and 10. 2% of those age 65 or over.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base on the south side of town and a Lockheed-Martin manufacturing plant are among the major employers in the city. Lockheed Martin ( is a large multinational Aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology Company formed in 1995 by the merger of A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial Building where workers manufacture goods
The city operates Marietta Power under the auspices of the Board of Lights & Water (BLW). The BLW is also party to the Cobb-Marietta Water Authority. The city formerly operated Marietta FiberNet, a fiber optic network, but sold the network to American Fiber Systems for a substantial financial loss. An optical fiber (or fibre) is a Glass or Plastic fiber that carries Light along its length A telecommunications network is a network of Telecommunications links and nodes arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over 
The schools are operated by the Marietta City School District. The district is one of the smallest in Metro Atlanta, operating only one high school, Marietta High School, one middle school, Marietta Middle School, and several elementary schools. Marietta High School (MHS is a public High school in the Marietta City Schools system in Marietta, Georgia. There is also a Sixth Grade Academy. The Cobb County School District services students outside of the Marietta city limits in Cobb County. The Cobb County School District is the County Government agency which operates public schools in Cobb County, Georgia United States
Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), Chattahoochee Technical College, and Life University are located in Marietta, serving over 20,000 students in more than 90 programs of study. Southern Polytechnic State University ( SPSU or Southern Tech) is "Georgia's Technology University" located just northwest of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Technical College (commonly Chattahoochee Tech, sometimes CTC) is a two-year state Technical college located in the Life University is located in Marietta Georgia. It specializes in degrees in Chiropractic, and also offers programs in Pre-Chiropractic Business Nutrition Sport
Downtown Marietta features Glover Park, the historic town square and former location of the county courthouse. Public square and city square redirect here For Public Square Cleveland see Public Square and for City Square in Leeds see Leeds City Square. For the Arlington Virginia neighborhood see Courthouse Virginia A courthouse (sometimes spelled court house) is a building The Square is the site of several cultural productions and public events. Incorporated in 1982, Theatre in the Square is a year-round professional theatre, producing a five-show subscription season as well as summer and holiday shows. Theatre in the Square is a professional Theatre, which produces performances for adults and children year round The Strand Theatre is currently being renovated back to its original design and will open to feature classical films. Renovation is the process of improving a structure Two prominent types of renovations are commercial and residential The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum, also called "Scarlett On the Square", houses a collection of memorabilia related to both the book and the film. This is about the 1936 American Novel. For the film see Gone with the Wind (film Gone with the Wind is a 1936 American
The city has a landmark on US 41, the Big Chicken. The Big Chicken is a KFC restaurant in Marietta Georgia, which features a large steel-sided structure designed in the appearance of a chicken rising up from the top
Wine tasting is hosted regularly.
The CSX freight trains between Atlanta and Chattanooga (Western & Atlantic Subdivision) still run a block west of the town square, past the train depot (now the visitor center) and the Kennesaw House, one of only two buildings in Marietta not burned to the ground in Sherman's March to the Sea. The Western and Atlantic Railroad (W&A is a historic railroad that operated in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia (map to Chattanooga |}A train station, railway station, railroad station, or station yard is a facility at which Passengers may board and alight from Trains A visitor center, centre (see Spelling differences) or visitor information centre may be A visitor center at a specific attraction The Kennesaw House is a three story historic building in downtown Marietta, Georgia. Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted in late 1864 by Maj (The third was later burned by angry locals when it was discovered the owner was a spy for the Union. )
Marietta has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. Jennifer Paige (born September 3 1973) is an American Singer-songwriter who rose to stardom in the early years of Teen-pop spree The Click Five is a band from Boston Massachusetts, United States Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958) is a Saturn Award -winning American Film and television Actor. Kandice Pelletier (born 1981) is a beauty queen from Marietta Georgia who has competed in the Miss America Pageant and on two series of the The Amazing Race, sometimes referred to as TAR, is a Reality television Game show in which teams of two people (with one exception Tygert Bruton "Ty" Pennington (b October 19 1965, Atlanta Georgia) is a Carpenter and TV personality Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) 5 time United States Heavyweight Champion, He held the title until NWA's first Pay-per-view Mary Phagan ( June 1, 1899 - April 26, 1913) born in Marietta Georgia was an employee of the National Pencil Factory in Leo Max Frank ( 17 April 1884 - 17 August 1915) was an American Jew convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl Johnny Mac Powell (born December 25 1972) originally from Montgomery Alabama, is an American singer-songwriter and producer who formed the Christian Third Day is a CCM band formed in Marietta Georgia during the 1990s Christopher Mark Robinson (born December 20 1966 in Marietta Georgia) better known as Chris Robinson, is the singer of the Rock and roll The Black Crowes are an American, blues -oriented Hard rock Jam band that has sold over 20 million albums Rich Robinson (born May 24 1969) is a musician and a founding member of the rock group The Black Crowes. The Black Crowes are an American, blues -oriented Hard rock Jam band that has sold over 20 million albums Ron Simmons at Florida State University, and played for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League and the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Raymond W Traylor Jr (May 2 1963 – September 22 2004 was an American professional wrestler. James Travis Tritt (born February 9 1963 in Marietta Georgia) is a Grammy award -winning American Country music artist and occasional actor more Lawson Vaughn (born April 11, 1984 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American soccer player who currently plays defender Club Deportivo Chivas USA (short form CD Chivas USA or Chivas USA) is a professional soccer club based in Carson, California, United States Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American Academy Award - Golden Globe - Emmy and Cody Garrett Runnels (born June 30 1985 Early life Cody had a successful high school wrestling career attending Lassiter High School. (SCI):