Historic Marietta, Ohio is famous for being the first settlement in the Northwest Territory. Nestled at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, this community of 15,000 is home to Marietta College, and a diverse workforce serving area technology, chemical plants, manufacturing and other industrial companies. Marietta offers one-day travel proximity to nearly 50% of the population of the US, and is two hour’s travel time away from Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh. Transportation serving the area includes Interstate 77, US 50 (Corridor D), the main East-West CSX Rail line and local terminal, the Ohio River barge system, and a regional airport just outside of town. A beautiful small town, with a great quality of life, Marietta has been called a great town with a college, rather than a college town. It has a thriving downtown business community, yet has a major mall and retail areas nearby.
In 2014 The Smithsonian named Marietta one of the top 20 small towns to visit. Read more here.
In 2017 Ohio Magazine named Marietta one of the top five best hometowns in Ohio. You can read about that here.
Marietta Main Street is on a mission to rebuild and preserve historic downtown Marietta. They are constantly hosting events to bring people downtown. Learn more about them here.
You can also find lots of information about what is available in Marietta via this Facebook page.
Also be sure to visit the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce.