The Historical Past of Marietta, Ohio

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Marietta, Ohio's oldest city and the first official settlement in the Northwest Territory, is a treasure trove of historical landmarks and museums.

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History lovers will enjoy discovering Marietta, Ohio’s historical past!

Now the historic village is connected to Downtown Marietta by the Historic Harmar Bridge, the oldest operating railroad swing bridge in the country.

Historic Harmar Village:

Built around 1855 on two full city lots, the Victorian masterpiece is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Castle:

Hopewell and Adena Indians lived in Washington County around 100BC. Although both cultures disappeared by AD 500, a few of the ceremonial structures remain today.

Quadranou Mound:

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A 15-minute drive from Marietta, history lovers will want to first stop at the Blennerhassett Museum to learn more about the island’s history.

Blennerhassett Museum and Island:

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