About the city of KENNESAW, Georgia
Kennesaw, Georgia is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 29,783. Founded in 1887, Kennesaw has a historic district with one of the largest collections of Victorian homes and commercial buildings in greater Atlanta.
Kennesaw is located at the southern end of the Cobb County Windy Hill Scenic Parkway, which starts in Marietta and winds through several northwestern suburbs of Atlanta. It is also home to Kennesaw State University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia.
In 2007 Money magazine ranked Kennesaw number 26 on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Another 2007 story in USA Today listed Kennesaw at number 10 in a list of “10 great places to retire near Atlanta.”
On October 13, 1864, General William T. Sherman’s Union Army troops marched from the nearby city of Marietta as part of the Atlanta Campaign during the American Civil War. The city is most famous for the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain which occurred on June 27, 1864. Although there were multiple skirmishes prior to this battle, Kennesaw Mountain marks a turning point in the Union’s campaign to take Atlanta.
Map of Kennesaw, Georgia