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  • Scott, Thomas A
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  • Encyclopedia article about Cobb County, Georgia. Cobb was one of nine northwest Georgia counties carved out of Cherokee Indian country in 1832 and today is part of the booming Atlanta metropolitan area. It was named in memory of U.S. senator Thomas W. Cobb of Greensboro. The county seat, Marietta, was chartered in 1834. Located in the upper Piedmont, Cobb County never had many large landholdings, developing instead around small subsistence far... more
    Encyclopedia article about Cobb County, Georgia. Cobb was one of nine northwest Georgia counties carved out of Cherokee Indian country in 1832 and today is part of the booming Atlanta metropolitan area. It was named in memory of U.S. senator Thomas W. Cobb of Greensboro. The county seat, Marietta, was chartered in 1834. Located in the upper Piedmont, Cobb County never had many large landholdings, developing instead around small subsistence farms. The greatest wealth was in the towns. Before 1932 the thriving industrial center of Roswell was part of the county. In the antebellum era Marietta became a popular resort community. Near the Western and Atlantic Railroad, a sanitarium and several hotels catered to summer visitors seeking a cooler, healthier climate than that of the Georgia and South Carolina coast. less
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