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Black Heritage Walking Tour

The Black Heritage Walking Tour highlights several historic sites that have played a part in Marietta’s African-American history and heritage. “We have a lot of black heritage sites around the downtown that were not marked and hadn’t been highlighted in any format in any type of brochure,” city manager Bill Bruton said. “As we go into the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and all the history that happened in Marietta, this is one of the first projects that we wanted to accomplish for our community.”

Locations include:

  • Site of Andrew Rogers’ Barber Shop, circa 1880s
  • Site of Frank P. Rogers’ Grocery, circa 1880s
  • Lawrence Street from East Park Square to Waddell Street
  • Original site of the Turner Chapel Church
  • Old Zion Baptist Church
  • Blue Eagle Fire Company
  • Hugh Grogan, First African-American city councilman, City Hall
  • Cole Street Baptist Church
  • Strick’s Corner
  • Site of former Lemon Street High School
  • Lemon Street Elementary School and Hattie Wilson Library
  • United States Colored Troops Section in Marietta National Cemetery
  • Henry Greene Cole House, circa 1861

For more information, please call the Marietta Visitors Bureau at (770) 429-1115.