The "Pioneer City" is nestled in the Southeast corner of Ohio and is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Ohio. During 1788, pioneers to the Ohio Country established Marietta as the first permanent settlement of the new United States in the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio. Marietta is located in southeastern Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingum River at its confluence with the Ohio River. The population was 14,085 at the 2010 census.
It is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Combined Statistical Area. The private, nonsectarian liberal arts Marietta College is located here. As well as the Washington State Community College and the Marietta Bible College. It was a station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. Marietta is also the site of the prehistoric Marietta Earthworks, a Hopewell complex more than 1500 years old, whose Great Mound and other major monuments were preserved by the earliest settlers in parks such as the Mound Cemetery.
Marietta residents can experience the City's newest and biggest attraction- the Marietta Aquatic Center at Indian Acres Park! The $3.3 million facility uses more than 400,000 gallons of water for the park features including the zero depth entry pool, splash playground, lazy river and two great water slides. Bring your family and your swim gear for some affordable summer fun.
Residents can visit various museums throughout Marietta, including, Anderson Hancock Planetarium at Marietta College, Campus Martius Museum, Children’s Toy & Doll Museum, Ohio River Museum, Oliver Tucker Museum, Peoples Mortuary Museum, and The Castle.
Residents can also enjoy ofter activates such as the Skate Park at Indian Acres Park, Kroger Wetlands, the Marietta Community Dog Park, the Walking and Bike Trails, the Settlers Bank Adult Exercise Park, the Tennis Courts at Gold Star Park (formally Lookout Park), and the Playground, Walking paths, and Fishing pond at Buckeye Park.