ABOUT COBB COUNTY
Cobb County was one of the 24 created in 1832 from Cherokee Indian territory. It is named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. senator. Marietta, the county seat, is named for his wife. In frontier days, the Chattahoochee River, which forms Cobb's southeast boundary, served as a dividing line between Creek and Cherokee Indian territories.The most notable communities within Cobb County are Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Smyrna. Acworth, known as "The Lake City", is located along the southeastern banks of Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona on the Etowah River. Acworth is the center of a thriving, vibrant community. Nestled along the banks of Lake Acworth is Cobblestone Golf Course, which was recently rated the #1 public course in Georgia by Golf Digest.
The downtown district will delight with it's historic charm, quaint shops and impeccable dining. Kennesaw's approximately 32,000 residents a combination of small town charm and big city amenities including excellent educational resources; first-rate parks, green spaces, public buildings, and athletic facilities; high quality and affordable recreation programs and safe, well-maintained neighborhoods and central business district. In 1864, when Union General William Tecumsah Sherman marched through Marietta, he spared the city before going to burn Atlanta. Today the city is a full-service municipality distinguished by its unique history, sense of community and modern quality of life. At 23 square miles, Marietta is one of Georgia's most populous cities, with 56,579 residents calling the city home. The National Civic League judged Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation and CNNMoney.com named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011.
The heart of the city is The Marietta Square, which features festivals, concerts and markets, as well as shopping, restaurants and a playground for children. Known as the "Jonquil City," it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring. More than 50,000 residents call Smyrna home, and this area of Cobb County continues to be attractive for residential development, with neighborhoods diverse in style and community spirit. Our location near the Cumberland – Galleria employment center continues to draw residents and businesses to our community. Smyrna actively recruits small, locally owned specialty retail and restaurants and national operators. The City of Smyrna's Village Green and Market Village are surrounded by and include 33 acres of parks and green space within one mile of downtown. Within our 15 square miles one may find 304 acres of park and green space. In the downtown area you will find a well-equipped Community Center with two gyms and exercise equipment.