For 165 years, Marietta has played an important role in both the government and growth of the state of Georgia. Established as the seat of Cobb County in 1834, Marietta has grown from a celebrated resort town into a thriving, prosperous community. Unlike other communities where rapid development and huge increases in population diminish the city's original character, Marietta has retained its unique identity as a small southern town. Included in this volume of more than 200 vintage photographs, drawings, and maps are accounts of Marietta's war-time experiences, the early pioneers in education and health care, and the industries such as Lockheed that altered the course of the city's history. Divided into six distinct time periods, from the birth of the city to the fast-paced days of the late twentieth century, Marietta: 1833-2000 is a scrapbook of memories for longtime residents and a tool for newcomers who want to learn more about the area. Homes, churches, local businesses, and table residents are all featured within these pages, and offer a glimpse of what Marietta was like in days gone by.