Marietta, Ohio is a picturesque river town.
Located within 500 miles of 60% of our nation's population on the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, Marietta was established in 1788 as the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory.
The city was named after Marie Antoinette in honor of France’s role in the Revolutionary War. Brick streets lined with lush hardwood trees and ornate Victorian homes make Marietta one of the most idyllic cities in the Midwest.
With a rich history, two waterways and a vibrant downtown, our city is always bustling with activity. In fact, National Geographic magazine named Marietta “One of the Best Places to Live” and “Best Adventure Town.” Our commercial district offers many distinctive stores, boutiques, antique shops and galleries, as well as local restaurants, cozy cafes, historic theatres, and museums.