Place:Cobb, Georgia, United States

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Cobb County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its county seat and largest city is Marietta, which is located in the center of the county. The county was named for Thomas Willis Cobb, who in the early 19th century was a United States representative and senator from Georgia. It is believed that Marietta was named for his wife, Mary.

Cobb, along with several adjoining counties, was created on December 3, 1832, by the Georgia General Assembly from the huge Cherokee "county" territory — land northwest of the Chattahoochee River which the state confiscated from the Cherokee Nation and redistributed to settlers via lottery, following the passage of the federal Indian Removal Act.[1]

As of the 2010 census, the population was 688,078. The county's population has continued to grow. It is a part of the five-county Atlanta metropolitan area. Cobb County is situated immediately outside the northwest city limits of Atlanta, and is connected to the metropolitan area by interstate highways I-285, I-75, I-20 and I-575. In the last three decades of the 20th century, the county was one of the fastest growing areas of the United States. Within the past 50 years, the county has grown from a primarily undeveloped rural area into a metropolitan suburb.

Its Cumberland District, an edge city, encompasses over of office space.

The U.S. Census Bureau ranks Cobb County as the most-educated in the state of Georgia and 12th among all counties in the United States. It has ranked among the top 100 wealthiest counties in the United States.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 7,539
1850 13,843
1860 14,242
1870 13,814
1880 20,748
1890 22,286
1900 24,664
1910 28,397
1920 30,437
1930 35,408
1940 38,272
1950 61,830
1960 114,174
1970 196,793
1980 297,718
1990 447,745

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~gacobb/


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