Kennesaw GA, Cobb County

Kennesaw is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 33,700. Kennesaw is in Cobb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Kennesaw offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kennesaw, there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kennesaw and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kennesaw are highly rated.

Introduction to Kennesaw, Georgia

Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County, is 5 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia, and 23 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. Kennesaw is part of the surrounding Atlanta metro area.

Kennesaw History

Kennesaw was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. At that time, it was named as Big Shanty. In fact, it was the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the American Civil War. Later on, the city was renamed after Kennesaw Mountain. However, some also believe that the city was named after an Indian chief. The city of Kennesaw was officially incorporated on September 21, 1887.

Kennesaw and nearby Attractions

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Big Shanty Museum
  • Kennesaw Civil War Museum
  • Six Flags White Water
  • Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Kennesaw

While staying in Kennesaw, you can visit the North Main Street Historic District, the Big Shanty Village Historic District, Adams Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Summers Street Historic District, and the Cherokee Street Historic District. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History and the Big Shanty Museum are also popular among those interested in the local history. Six Flags White Water is also close to the city.

Kennesaw Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Kennesaw Higher Education

Kennesaw State University lies within the city.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
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Last updated on Jul 24, 2021 6:11:pm.