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Historic Downtown Marietta
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Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia GR6, and is its county seat. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 1079 KB) Marietta, Georgia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 1079 KB) Marietta, Georgia. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ... Cobb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... 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. 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. This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... According to the 2000 census, the 28-county Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area has a population of 4,247,981 making it the eleventh largest metropolitan area in the United States. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City  132. ... Note: This article title may be easily confused with Sandy Spring Sandy Springs (once known as Hammond) is a newly incorporated city (as of December 1st, 2005) located in Fulton County, Georgia, north of Atlanta and south of Roswell. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Gainesville is a city in Hall County in Georgia, United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...


Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), Chattahoochee Technical College and Life University are located here, and the city operates its own school district, separate from the county. Dobbins Air Reserve Base is on the south side of town, separated from SPSU by a Lockheed-Martin manufacturing plant. The major local landmark in Marietta is the Big Chicken, a large, metal, animated chicken structure atop what is now a Kentucky Fried Chicken, located east of downtown at one of the city's busiest intersections - Cobb Parkway and Roswell Street. Even as the city has become more urbanized, locals still give directions by referencing it. Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU or Southern Tech) is Georgias Technology University, located just northwest of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, USA. It is a part of the University System of Georgia. ... Chattahoochee Technical College is a two-year state college located in Georgia. ... Life University is located in Marietta, Georgia. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Dobbins Air Reserve Base is a U.S. Air Force Reserve base located in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb about 20 miles or 30 kilometers northwest of Atlanta. ... Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... A factory worker in 1940s Fort Worth, Texas. ... Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. ... The Big Chicken The Big Chicken is a local landmark in Marietta, Georgia, built at the citys biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road (Ga. ... KFC (full name Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ...


The school district, Marietta City Schools, 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. Many, such as Marietta High School and A.L. Burruss, are Georgia Schools of Excellence. Marietta High School (MHS) is a public high school in the Marietta City Schools system in Marietta, Georgia. ...


The city also 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 was forced to sell the network to American Fiber Systems after substantial losses. Fiber Optic strands An optical fiber in American English or fibre in British English is a transparent thin fiber for transmitting light. ... A telecommunications network is a network of telecommunications links arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over multiple links. ...


Downtown Marietta features Glover Park, the historic town square and former location of the county courthouse. The Strand Theatre on the square is being renovated back to its original design. The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum, also called "Scarlett On the Square," houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia related to both the book and the film. The CSX 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. A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ... Renovation is the process of restoring or improving a structure. ... Gone with the Wind, an American novel by Margaret Mitchell, was published in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania... A typical North American steam train In rail transport, a train consists of rail vehicles that move along guides to transport freight or passengers from one place to another. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City  132. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia (W&A) is a railroad that runs from Atlanta, Georgia, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... A visitor center is a place where visitors to a location can get information on the areas attractions, lodging, maps, and other items relevant to tourism. ... Historic Kennesaw House The Kennesaw House is a three story historic building located in downtown Marietta, Georgia. ... Engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie depicting Shermans March Shermans March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign, conducted in late 1864 by Major General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army during the American Civil War. ...


Marietta's sister cities are Heredia, Costa Rica and Linz am Rhein, Germany. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Heredia is a city in north-central Costa Rica, the capital of Heredia Province. ... This article is about Linz am Rhein in Germany. ...


JonBenet Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey are buried here. JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990 - December 25 or 26, 1996) was an American beauty pageant queen who was murdered in her familys Boulder, Colorado home at the age of six. ... Patsy Ramsey now suffers from Ovarian cancer that has spread to her brain. ...


Marietta was heavily mentioned in the second season of the show 24 Roman war against Numidia and Mauretania ends. ...

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Geography

Location of Marietta, Georgia

Marietta is located at 33°57′12″N, 84°32′26″W (33.953353, -84.540614)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias GA county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.9 km² (22.0 mi²). 56.7 km² (21.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.27%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 58,748 people, 23,895 households, and 13,022 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,036.2/km² (2,684.1/mi²). There were 25,227 housing units at an average density of 445.0/km² (1,152.6/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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, 13.8% 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. Matrimony redirects here. ...


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 100 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. About 11.5% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The schools are operated by the Marietta City School District; however, the Cobb County School District services many Marietta students as well. The Cobb County School District is the county government agency which operates public schools in Cobb County. ...


Famous Mariettans

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  Results from FactBites:
 
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Marietta (1549 words)
Marietta is home to two universities, Southern Polytechnic State University and Life University, a private chiropractic institution.
Marietta grew in population, and the legislature enacted a new charter on January 22, 1852, creating a town form of government with a mayor and council.
According to the 2000 census, approximately 30 percent of the Marietta population is fl and 17 percent is Hispanic.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (318 words)
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is located on the square in downtown Marietta, about twenty miles northwest of Atlanta, and occupies a Greek Revival building constructed in 1909.
The structure housed the Marietta post office until 1963 and subsequently housed the town library until 1989.
Founded in 1990 by a group of art patrons, the museum is supported through funding from the Georgia Council for the Arts, the City of Marietta, and Cobb County.
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