My Marietta and Why I love My Small Big Town.

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Marietta, Ga

If you take a left off interstate 75 you will quickly find yourself on Church Street driving past old historical homes and big oak trees welcoming you to Marietta, Ga. A few blocks more and you’re in the heart of the square surrounded by old stone churches and a Gone With The Wind Museum. It’s where the old meets new and a town comes together.
When your Saturdays can be spent wadering local shops with a cup of coffee from Cool Beans or getting to know the local farmers and bakers at the farmers market. I personally go for a fresh squeezed lemonade and bakery fresh soft pretzel. There’s even a few museums paying tribute to the town’s history.


What makes this town so neat isn’t that it set the backdrop for a turning point the civil war with the great locomotive chase (yes, we have re-enactors)  that a food network star calls this town home (I’d tell you who it is, but he might cut my throat) or that we have a store that sells rubber stamps (we’re still trying to figure this one out). In this town all are welcome here, human and the canine kind.

Sure the pizza shop that bears the town name is wonderful and so is the Australian guy’s bakery. But there’s more than good eats around the town, It’s that this town that sits just north of Atlanta and Just south of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes you

feel like you’re home in a small town and you are always welcome here.



You might have to learn what the Big Chicken is and how to use it a a geographical marker and that a hike up Kennesaw Mountain will counteract the biscuits you consume at Mountainside Biscuits after your hike.

This town has even seen the likes of Hollywood in recent years. Most notable film being Selma. Their court house is our Art museum.  One Disney Movie even filmed just for our water fountain with a green screen behind it.

Courthouse in Selma


With Great food and even better people it’s hard not to love this big small town.

This town is a good town. This town is my town.

My Town




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3 Responses

  1. Debbie Larson
    | Reply

    Loved this!! So True!!

  2. Lauren Flake
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    Sounds like I need to come visit!

    • sarah
      | Reply

      You do! and I need to come visit/move out there!

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