Marietta is located in the northwest part of the state of Georgia and a city and seat of Cobb County and sits on the northwest part of Atlanta that is along the Blue Ridge foothills. It was thought that the first settlement that existed in the area in the 1820s. It was said that the area was named after the wife of a prominent legislator and jurist, Thomas W. Cobb. The town's growth was stimulated upon the arrival of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in the 1840s. A major battle took place in the site during the American Civil War that was fought at the Kennesaw Mountain in the western part of Marietta. Marietta was occupied by the Union troops subsequently, who then burned the city upon their departure in November of 1864.
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