Community Overview

A historic river town preserving the elegance of the old while making progress for the future.
A historic river town preserving the elegance of the old while making progress for the future.

Marietta, Ohio is within 600 miles of 60 percent of the nation’s population. Marietta is located in Southeastern Ohio at the confluence of the Muskingum River with the Ohio River. Founded in 1788 by the Ohio Company, Marietta is the oldest city in Ohio and the first organized settlement in the Northwest Territory.

Marietta offers urban amenities with small-town hospitality. From fine cuisine restaurants to a lively arts and entertainment scene, it’s easy to understand why people who visit decide to live here.

three guys n a flagOur crime rates are low and our housing is very affordable. Medical and health care are available through the Memorial Health System at Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital. Higher education opportunities abound at Marietta College, Washington State Community College and the Washington County Career Center.

Travel, whether for pleasure or business, is easy. We are easily accessible from both Marietta Exits 1 and 6 (Ohio) on Interstate 77. The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown Marietta. Also, one of the country’s busiest commercial rivers, the Ohio, and one of America’s most scenic rivers, the Muskingum, run through Washington County and Marietta.