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Cobb County

County Description, Neighborhoods, County Information, Chamber of Commerce, Property Taxes, Public Education, Private Education, Utilities and Contacts, Helpful Links

County Description

Cobb county came into being in 1832 when the state redistributed land once part of the Cherokee Nation. Named after Thomas Welch Cobb the county experienced a devastating setback during the Civil War when most of it was destroyed during the Battle at Kennesaw Mountain

Today, Cobb County, located north of Fulton County, is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. With a diverse economic base that includes jobs in the service, retail, aerospace and technology sectors, Cobb County offers a quality of life unsurpassed in the Southeast. More than $770 million has been spent on transportation improvements in recent years, allowing residents easy access to Atlanta and the commercial districts of Vinings Overlook, Cumberland Parkway and the prestigious "Platinum Triangle" in the Galleria area.

A variety of housing options exist in Cobb County, including luxury apartments and condos near Cumberland Mall, secluded subdivisions in East Cobb and horse ranches in the northwest corner of the county. The small towns of Marietta, Vinings, Smyrna, and Austell still retain their Southern charm amidst urban settings. Homes range in price from $85,000 in west Cobb to $1 million in East Cobb.

Cobb County Neighborhoods

Photo courtesy of GDITT.
While home to 68,000 people, Marietta still offers the small town atmosphere one expects to find in the South. Occupied by Union troops until 1884, Marietta withstood the Civil War and prospered. Nineteenth-century Victorian homes, Antebellum homes and modest bungalows make Marietta a charming Southern community. The Square is Marietta's historic and cultural center with numerous antique shops, theater, museums and restaurants. Marietta also is home to the Big Chicken, a well-loved landmark.

Photo courtesy of GDITT

Rapidly defining what's new and progressive in quality of life and citizen services, Smyrna delivers an amazing sense of style and love of life. The new Market Village, home to fabulous restaurants, bars and upscale shops and services, is the final piece of a master plan for success. Call it "main street USA" or "Disneyland," but don't overlook its unique charm and the solid government and citizen services that stand behind the best in fresh, new and trendy lifestyle options.

County Information

Median household income

Median age of residents


Sales tax

Chamber of Commerce

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

Property Taxes

The property tax rate per $1,000 is:

Tax Commissioner: 770-528-8600

Public Education

Cobb County Schools Board of Education

Elementary Schools 61
Middle Schools 19
High Schools 13
Special Learning Centers 2
Alternative 1
Per-pupil expenditures $5,032
School & bus information 770-528-6500

Marietta City Schools Board of Education

Elementary Schools 6
Middle Schools 1
High Schools 1
Per-pupil expenditures $7,222
School & bus information 678-594-8000

Avg SAT Scores* (Verbal/Math)
Cobb Co. (514/513)
Marietta City Schools (510/521)
Georgia (487/482)
National (506/514)

*Note: most students take the SAT whether they go on to higher education or not.

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Private Education

Eastside Christian School

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Utilities and Contacts

Cobb EMC (Electricity, Natural Gas, Telephone and Satellite TV): 770-429-2100

Acworth Power

Cobb EMC

Georgia Power

GreyStone Power Corp.

Marietta Power/Columbia Energy

Gas South

Scana Energy

Austell Gas System: 770-948-1841
Marietta Power: 770-794-5150

BellSouth: 888-757-6500
Outside Georgia: 1-800-356-3094

Cobb County Water Systems: 770-423-1000
Marietta Water: 770-794-5150

Cable TV
Charter: 888-438-2427
Comcast: 1-800-934-6489

Emory Adventist Hospital: 770-434-0710
WellStar Cobb Hospital: 770-732-4000
WellStar Kennestone Hospital: 770-793-5000
WellStar Windy Hill Hospital: 770-644-1000

Helpful Links

Cobb County

Cobb Chamber of Commerce


Cobb County Schools

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