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Marietta (Ohio)

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Marietta (Ohio)

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Marietta [1] is a city in Southeast Ohio.


Marietta, the county seat of Washington County, is the first organized settlement in the Northwest Territory. A small town that has preserved its smalltown charm by having been left off of the rail lines and having had no connection to a highway until 1967. The town derives it's name from Marie Antoinette, the French Queen, who supported the American Revolution. It is located at the intersection of the Muskingum River and the Ohio River. From the beginning it was one of Ohio's more important Ohio River ports and is adjacent to part of the Wayne National Forest.

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Interstate 77 connects Marietta with central Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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  • Ohio River Sternwheel Festival [[2]]Ohio River Levee on the corner of Front and Greene Streets, downtown Marietta OH, always the weekend after Labor Day. Saturday 7:30 p.m./10:00 p.m. "Harry J. Robinson" Fireworks. They anchor barges in the middle of the Ohio River and produce one of Ohio's outstanding fireworks displays, from the barges, reflected in the water, with illumination of the bridges, with fireworks. Quite a display. Excellent event!


  • Marietta Aquatic Center; 233 Pennsylvania Avenue; Phone: +1 (740) 373-2445; [3]; Hours: June 3 - September 4: Daily: Noon - 8 PM; - Marietta Aquatic Center is a large water park. Admission: Adults: $6.00, Youth (Up to 17): $5.00





  • Holiday Inn; 701 Pike Street; Phone: +1 740 374-9660; Fax: +1 740 373-1762; Email: [email protected]; [4]
  • Best Western Marietta, 279 Muskingum Drive, +1 740 374-7211, Fax: +1 740 374-7211, [5].

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