175 Facts About Marietta

The City of Marietta has published a book featuring more than 300 facts and pictures about the city from its founding in 1834 to the present, and you can get your copy now for only $10. The book, which makes a perfect gift for anyone who has ever called Marietta home, features stories about Marietta's cemeteries, museums and theatres on the Square; how the Kennesaw House was used as General Sherman's headquarters during his March to the Sea; the history of the Marietta Fire and Police departments; Marietta's post office; the courthouse; and how the current Hilton on Powder Springs Street was home of the Georgia Military Institute before the Civil War.

The book is available for purchase in the city's Purchasing Department, located on the lobby level of City Hall, 205 Lawrence Street and at locations around the downtown Square, including the Marietta Welcome Center, Church Street Market, Gone with the Wind Museum, and Marietta Museum of History. It is also available at the Avery Gallery, 390 Roswell Street and the William Root House, located at the corner of Polk Street and North Marietta Parkway.

For more information, call 770-794-5699.
175 Facts Book