Marietta, the county seat, is known for its historic districts and its famous town square complete with gazebo and fountain. Offering the charm of a small-town with the amenities of big city living keeps Marietta at the top of the list for sought out areas. The downtown square bustles throughout the day as visitors and residents take advantage of the many charming shops and restaurants. The adjacent Cobb government buildings ensure an ongoing steady stream of people in and out of the area on a daily basis. U.S. 41 is one of the main roads that run through Marietta. “The Big Chicken,” as residents refer to it, has become a landmark that is used to provide directions in the area.