Historical Markers in
Cobb County, Georgia

16th A.C. to Roswell 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive 23D Army Corps to Soap Creek A Humanitarian Act A National Cemetery System Address by President Lincoln Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River Alexander Stephens Clay Artillery Redan Assault on Pigeon Hill Atlanta - Prize of War Atlanta Campaign ~ 1864 Atlanta Falls Battle of Gilgal Church Battle of Kolb's Farm Battle of Kolb's Farm Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 Battle of Kolb’s Farm Battle of Pine Knob Battle of Ruff's Mill Battle of Smyrna Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant Big Shanty Brushy Mountain Line Camouflaged Cannons Captain Peter Simonson Causey - Maxham House Cheatham Hill Cherokee Indian Trail Tree Cherokee Land Lottery Cherokee Treaty Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm Clarkdale Historic District Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District Clarke Library Building Clash at Kennesaw Climax at Cheatham Hill Coats & Clark Thread Mill Cobb County Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church Confederate Cemetery Dallas – Acworth Road Darby Plantation Davis' Cross Roads Due West Community Dueling Cannons Durham House Federal 15th Corps Federal Occupation of Big Shanty Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864. Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864. Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line Field Fortifications First Marked Burial First Shoupade Five Federal Brigades Founder's Lot William Harris Gantt House Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell Gen. George H. Thomas' Headquarters Gen. J. E. Johnston’s Headquarters Gen. O. O. Howard’s Headquarters General Leonidas Polk Memorial General Leonidas Polk's Headquarters Georgia Anti-Lynching Memorial Georgia Military Institute Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road Green Plantation Hardee's Corps at Powder Springs Hardee's Salient Here Johnston’s River Line Crossed the Rd. Hightower Indian Trail Hightower Trail Historic Dickson House Hood & Hardee Withdraw E. to R.R. Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill Illinois Monument Interlocking Defenses James Foster House Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw Johnston’s River Line Joseph Emerson Brown Park Judge Debra Halpern Bernes Kennesaw Battlefield Kennesaw House Kennesaw Spur Kolb House Lady in Black Lemon Street Grammar and High School Leo Frank Lynching Locomotive "General" Logan’s 15th A.C. Line Lost Mountain Cross-Roads Lt. General Leonidas Polk Killed at Pine Mountain Main Confederate Battle Line Marietta Campground Marietta Confederate Cemetery Marietta National Cemetery Marietta National Military Cemetery Marks Site Mary Phagan Mazie Whitfield Nelson McCook's Brigade McLeod Vault Military Action at Gilgal Church Monument to the Fallen Mud Creek Line Nesbitt-Union Chapel Ruins Old Sandtown Road Old Zion Heritage Museum Peachtree Trail Peters-Davenport House Pine Mountain Powder Springs Road Power-Jackson Cabin Power's Ferry Residence of Alice McLellan Birney Rest well, Miss Mattie Rev. Thomas Milton Allen Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. Robert McAfee House Ross' Headquarters Route of Polk’s Corps S. V. Sanford Schofield's Headquarters Second Shoupade Sherman's Command Post Shoupade Park Site - Lacy Hotel Site - Moon's Station Site of Old Allatoona Church Site of the Dickson House Site ~ Mason’s Bridge Site: Hardy Pace’s Res. Howard’s Headquarters Site: Wm. Moss House Slave Lot Smyrna Memorial Cemetery Smyrna’s First Mayor Soap Creek Paper Mills Sope Creek Industries Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads Summers House Sweet Water Town Site Texas Memorial The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace's Ferry The 14th & 20th A.C. Cross at Pace’s Ferry The 23D Corps at Soap Creek The 23d Corps at Soap Creek The 4th Corps at Vining’s Station The 4th Corps Posted Along the River The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs. The Andrews Raid The Archibald Howell Home The Assault Falters The Atlanta Campaign The Bell Bomber Park The Dead Angle The Errant Pontoon Bridge: Paces Ferry The Extended Right The Fall of Atlanta The General The Hargrove House The Mable House The March to Soap Creek The Mitchell House The Reversed Trench The River Patrol & Cochran’s Ford The Wm. Nickols House This Little Cannon This Marks the Starting Point Toward the River Trading Hard Blows Tribute to Georgian Generals Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument UDC and Kennesaw House United Distributors US Regulars Monument Veterans Memorial War Comes To Kennesaw William A. Fuller William Root William Root House Wisconsin Soldiers Memorial Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace "Oakton" “The Only Advantage of the Day”
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Cobb County, located in the state of Georgia, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Cherokee Indians, who were forced to cede their land during the Indian Removal Act of the 1830s. The county was established in 1832 and named after Thomas Willis Cobb, a former U.S. Senator from Georgia.

During the American Civil War, Cobb County was heavily affected by the conflict. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, fought in 1864, was a major engagement in the Atlanta Campaign and resulted in heavy casualties. The county also served as a transportation hub, with the Western and Atlantic Railroad running through it, playing a crucial role in supplying Confederate forces during the war.

In the decades following the Civil War, Cobb County experienced significant growth and development. Agriculture, particularly cotton farming, was prominent until the early 20th century when suburbanization and industrialization took hold. The county saw the establishment of several new towns, such as Marietta, Smyrna, and Kennesaw, which grew rapidly as Atlanta's suburbs expanded.

Today, Cobb County is one of the most populous counties in Georgia and is known for its diverse economy, vibrant communities, and excellent schools. It is home to a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, and telecommunications. The county also boasts numerous parks, recreational areas, and cultural attractions, making it a desirable place to live and visit in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Cobb County, Georgia.

  • 1832: Cobb County is created from Cherokee County.
  • 1833: Marietta becomes the county seat of Cobb County.
  • 1864: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain takes place during the Civil War.
  • 1905: The Georgia School for the Deaf is established in Cave Spring.
  • 1953: The Lockheed Martin aircraft manufacturing facility opens in Marietta.
  • 1989: Six Flags Over Georgia opens in Austell.