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Marietta, OH

About MariettaForty-eight pioneers led by Rufus Putnam arrived in Marietta during April 1788. They platted the future community, built a land office, erected a fort and chose the name Marietta in honor of Queen Marie Antoinette, in recognition of the aid rendered to the Colonies by France during the American Revolution.

In Muskingum Park is the Memorial to the Start Westward, a stone sculpture created by Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum to commemorate the opening of the Northwest Territory and the 150th anniversary of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.

Marietta also serves as the southern terminus for the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway that runs through Wayne National Forest.

Visitor Centers Marietta/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau 241 Front St. Suite 7 Marietta, OH 45750. Phone:(740)373-5178 or (888)861-7684

Self-guiding ToursA map and brochure detailing a tour of scenic and historic points is available from the convention and visitors bureau.

Things to Do Campus Martius Museum

Ohio River Museum and the W.P. Snyder Jr.

The Castle

Harmar Village

Mound Cemetery

Trolley Tours Inc.

The Valley Gem

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Marietta, OH

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marietta

200 Cherry Tree Ln. Marietta, OH 45750

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Marietta

508 Pike St. Marietta, OH 45750

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506 Pike St. Marietta, OH 45750

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101 Front St. Marietta, OH 45750

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