As the first organized settlement in the Northwest Territory, Marietta has a rich history to share. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about how Marietta came to be, from the time General Rufus Putnam first landed at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers to the Mound Builders and more notable people in the history of the city.
Take a look at the history of Marietta by clicking on the links to the left - you’ll even find the Northwest Ordinance, in complete text, for your review.
Our historical section is always expanding, so check in often and watch history develop. If you have historical information you’d like to share, please contact us.