Founded in 1974, Cobb Landmarks tells the stories and preserves the places that formed our community. Our programming reflects our commitment expanding interpretation so that every story is told and every voice is heard - past and present. We empower our community with an understanding of the events, people, and places from our past so that we may all strive for a better future. We hope you will join us.
We need your support!
Cobb Landmarks serves as a catalyst for preservation action, working to protect our collective history for the education and enjoyment of future generations. We cannot accomplish this without support from individuals like you.
Cobb Landmarks owns and manages several historic structures in Cobb County. Both the William Root House and Manning Family Cabin are open regularly to the general public. The Power Family Cabin is open during member events and scheduled tours.
WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE
Owned and operated by Cobb Landmarks, the William Root House Museum & Garden offers an accurate portrayal of middle-class life during the 1860s. It is the oldest wood-frame structure in downtown Marietta and hosts thousands of visitors each year.
POWER FAMILY CABIN
Owned by Cobb Landmarks, this cabin is believed to have been built by George Abner Power. The cabin is among the last pioneer cabins remaining in Cobb County. The property is not yet open to the general public but can be visited during special events.
MANNING FAMILY CABIN
Originally constructed near Marietta, this 1830s cabin was occupied by members of the Manning family during the Civil War. The Manning family donated the cabin to Cobb Landmarks in 2018 and it was relocated to the William Root House campus.
Foundations & Sponsors
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Downtown Marietta Development Authority
Georgia Humanities Council
Master Gardeners of Cobb County
National Endowment for the Humanities
Root House Museum Volunteers
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
Glover Park Brewery
Red Hare Brewing Company
The Allstate Foundation
Cobb EMC Foundation
Colonial Dames of America, Marietta
The George S. & Edna L. Cobb Foundation
Texas Instruments Foundation
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Southern Wholesale Flooring
The Whitlock Inn
Daughters of the American Revolution
Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center
landmark society members