|Creator:||United States. Extension Service.|
|Title:||U.S. Extension Service annual report, Cobb County|
|Quantity:||0.019 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2665-2667, 2669, 2670, 2675-2677, 2680, 2681, and 2685-2695 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one completed record book of 1935 "for use by county extension agents in making a combined statistical report on all extension work done in the county during the year." The record book reports both agriculture and home economics data for Cobb County, Georgia.|
Cobb was one of nine northwest Georgia counties carved out of Cherokee Indian country in 1832 and today is part of the booming Atlanta metropolitan area. It was named in memory of U.S. senator Thomas W. Cobb of Greensboro. The county seat, Marietta, was chartered in 1834. Located in the upper Piedmont, Cobb County never had many large landholdings, developing instead around small subsistence farms. The greatest wealth was in the towns. Before 1932 the thriving industrial center of Roswell was part of the county. In the antebellum era Marietta became a popular resort community. Near the Western and Atlantic Railroad, a sanutarium and several hotels catered to summer visitors seeking a cooler, healthier climate than that of the Georgia and South Carolina coast. Cobb County - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved May 12, 2009)
U.S. Extension Service annual report, Cobb County, 1935. MS 2693(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.