Marietta will immerse you in the atmosphere of days long gone.
From its beginnings as a cluster of homes on the Indian trail, Marietta has underwent change at the hands of James Anderson, the first postmaster of the city. A native of Savannah, Anderson adored the tendency to lay out a city with a central square and he used this concept to Marietta's benefit.
Starting from the central square, Marietta evolved into a city diverse in architecture. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Marietta to luxury offers, all are available at Booked.net. Check them out with maps, photos and secure forms before you book your stay.
As an echo of the past, Marietta Square with Church Street at its heart, it is a place where old and new meet. Such attractions as the Gone with the Wind Museum, the History Museum and theater share space with extensive shopping choices, upscale restaurants and the world famous festival - Art In The Park – are all showcased in Marietta square.
Other attractions include;
The Kennesaw House, sitting at the town square it was burned to the ground in Sherman's March
Meeting Park features townhomes, condos, shops, restaurant
The gracefully planned city of Marietta saw the first trouble when the Panic of 1837 placed it on the verge of bankruptcy. But salvation came with the Western and Atlantic Railroad that attracted industries and Georgia's riches to the city. After this the ''city fathers'' like Henry Cole, James Fletcher, Phillip Root, James Powers and John Denemead invested money to complete the city's infrastructure.
The following years brought racial tensions and bloodshed to the city and World War II didn't leave it untouched. It served as the base for the Bell Bomber factory where for more than four years the bombers were tested before flying to the frontlines. Post-war Marietta was still a far cry from being calm and instead drew the public attention with the explosion at Atherton's Drug Store on October 31, 1963.
Throughout its history Marietta moved from being a point of racial tensions, to a destination brimming with cultural opportunities, a kicking night scene and world-class dining to tantalize your taste buds with sophisticated cuisine.
You need a trip to this fascinating city to make those perpetuating Marietta's troubled reputation eat their words. Booked.net is here to help you organise your stay.