Seniors Discover River City Marieta


Marietta (pop. 14,000+), seniors discover, is the seat of Washington County, Ohio. Pioneers to the Ohio Country established Marietta in 1788 as the first permanent settlement of the new United States in the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio.

Marieta is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio (part) Metropolitan Statistical Area. My, that’s a mouth full! The private, nonsectarian liberal arts Marietta College is located in this town. It was a station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

Nestled in the picturesque hills of the Mid-Ohio Valley, this historic riverboat town and environs are bucolic spots for holidays, vacations, romantic getaways, family gatherings and conventions.


 Seniors Discover Ancient History Around Marieta

Ancient history abounds in and around Marieta. Between 100 BC and 500 AD, the Hopewell culture built the multi-earthwork complex on the terrace east of the Muskingum River near its mouth with the Ohio. It is now known as the Marietta Earthworks.


Ancient tribes and pioneers discovered Marieta to be ideally located between the rivers and the hills in southeastern Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingum River at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers.

TripAdvisor suggest that senior visitors check out the Campus Martius Museum, the Mound Cemetery and the Castle. The Buckley House is a highlight experience set in one of the classic homes of Marietta.

Marietta Named For Marie Antionette

1280px-TheCastle_MariettaOhio For its size Marieta has plenty to see and do for folks of all ages. Senior visitors can take a walk through Marietta and enjoy the beauty of its historic buildings, streets and parks. 

Originally known as Adelphia, meaning “brotherhood,” the city was later named Marietta in honor of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, who had aided the colonies in their battle for independence.

The local Chamber of Commerce notes that Marietta is a city of beautiful parks, two rivers, 19th century architecture, brick streets, historical landmarks and museums. Senior travelers will find one of America’s most robust downtowns alive with shops, restaurants and businesses.

So that’s Marieta. Seniors, spend some time in this historic town and enjoy all the amenities. -jeb

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