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Marietta

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Marietta is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,689 at the 2000 census. It is located on the east bank of the Susquehanna River just north of Columbia.GeographyMarietta is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8sqmi, all of it land.Market Street runs the whole length of the town. The east/west divider is Waterford Avenue.HistoryIn 1727, James Anderson made a lottery that laid out part of present-day Marietta. Later David Cook laid another portion of present-day Marietta. Further development by Jacob Grosh, John Myers, John Peadan, James Mehaffey, Benjamin Long, and James Huffy laid out the rest of present-day Marietta. In 1812, the borough was incorporated, merging all the areas of town except for the western portion of the borough which was extended into Marietta at a later date.For the first couple years of existence, the growth of the borough was meager. Then an economic crisis struck the town, not relenting until around 1830. Then throughout the years, industries such as timber and iron smelting provide many economic opportunities in the borough.The borough was named for the wives of two settlers.The Ashley and Bailey Silk Mill, Joseph Bucher House, Chickies Historic District, Linden House, and Marietta Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Marietta is in Lancaster County. Add Marietta and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States journey planning app .
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