2022 | FACTBOOK 55
Places of Interest: The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand
Theatre; Red Hare Brewing Company; Marietta Square;
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta
National Cemetery; Marietta Confederate Cemetery; Gone
with the Wind Museum; Marietta Museum of History;
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.
Annual Events: Art Walk, April – October; Glover
Park Concert Series, April- September; Taste of Marietta,
April; May-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, May;
The Fourth in the Park, Annual Parade & Fireworks,
July; Art in the Park, Labor Day Weekend; Marietta
StreetFest, September; Harvest Square Arts & Crafts
Festival, October; Scarecrows on the Square, October;
Chalktoberfest, Chalk & Beer Festival, October; Marietta
Square Holiday Open House & Candlelight Shopping,
November-December; Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas
Home Tour, December; Santa on the Square, December;
Marietta Square Artists Market, April- November.
Famous Residents: Joanne Woodward is an Academy
Award-winning actress who was married to Paul Newman.
Travis Tritt is an American country music singer. Alton
Brown is a celebrity chef and author. Newt Gingrich, the
58th speaker of the U.S. House, lived in Marietta while
representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Alan
Ball is a writer and producer for popular television shows
including “Here and Now,” “True Blood,” and “Six Feet
Under.” Former Gov. Roy Barnes’ law practice sits just off
A bit of history: Marietta Square is built on land that was
donated by the city’s first mayor, John H. Glover, in 1852.
The city was home to the Georgia Military Institute’s first
superintendent, Col. Arnoldus V. Brumby.
What’s New in Marietta: The city sold land to a business
in May 2021 that will develop a dog park/coffee shop/bar on
Roswell Street. A skate park is planned and being developed
by the city. The City Council in February approved a new
303-unit apartment building for the intersection of Cobb
Parkway and Windy Hill Road, the first new apartment
building approved for the general public in nearly 20 years.
The Third Door, a speakeasy, opened off Marietta Square in
The basement of the Red Hare building on the Marietta Square
served as a morgue during the Civil War.