Marietta, Georgia

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Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia,[3] and is its county seat.

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,748, making it one of metro Atlanta's largest suburbs. Census estimates of 2008 indicate a population of 67,021.[4] Marietta is the third-largest of three principal cities (by population) of and is included in the AtlantaSandy Springs–Marietta, Georgia, metropolitan statistical area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) combined statistical area.

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History

Homes had been built by early settlers near the Cherokee town of Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) by 1824.[5]

In 1837, the Georgia Gazetteer reported that the city of Marietta was named for Mary Cobb, the wife of U.S. Senator and U.S. Supreme Court Judge Thomas Willis Cobb. The first plat was laid out in 1833. Like most towns, Marietta had a square in the center with a courthouse. The Georgia General Assembly legally recognized the town on December 19, 1834.[5]

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