Kennesaw, Georgia is located in the northwest corner of Cobb County and just 30 minutes north of Atlanta. Founded in 1887, Kennesaw has a past surrounded by railroad history. During the Civil War, Kennesaw was the staging ground for the Great Locomotive Chase on April 12, 1862. Kennesaw is now known as the small town with big city amenities with excellent educational resources, first-rate parks, high-quality recreation programs, and well-maintained neighborhoods and central business district.
When in Kennesaw you have to check out the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Catch a glimpse of a restored early 20th-century belt-driven locomotive assembly line as well as an impressive Civil War collection.
Continue your historical tour of Kennesaw at the Train Depot. The Depot was constructed in 1908 by the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad and was initially used as a freight and passenger Depot, with two passenger waiting rooms added to the north end of the Depot in the 1920s. The City restored the building that is now used as a Welcome Center, centerpiece and stage for City sponsored special events and other activities throughout the year.
Take in the views of the charming city of Kennesaw at the National Battlefield Park. The sight of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain offers historical commentary as well as scenic views. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought on June 27, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the most significant frontal assault launched by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman against the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, ending in a tactical defeat for the Union forces.
You won’t want to miss the stunning sights of the Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Known as one of North Georgia’s hidden gems, the Smith-Gilbert Gardens house over 3,000 species of plants, many of which are unique to American Gardens.
In addition to its historical sights, Kennesaw also boasts numerous walking trails inside the city. Constructed between 2007 and 2013, and funded by Recreation Trails Program (RTP) and Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants, the integrated system of greenway trails runs along several creeks, utility easements and publicly owned property just north of downtown Kennesaw. Trail surfaces vary from concrete sidewalks, and crushed stone to mulch and bare earth; and are ideal for walking, running and biking. Benches, bridges, dog waste pick up stations, trash receptacles and numbered trail markers can be found along the trail. For more information CLICK HERE.
Kennesaw is a stunningly charming city rich in history. These are just a few of the attractions the city has to offer there is so much more to see. We hope if you are planning a trip to Kennesaw or relocating you find this information helpful in exploring this beautiful city. Thank you for your interest in Kennesaw.