Located at the confluence of the Muskingum River with the Ohio River, Marietta was the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Situated along the Ohio/West Virginia border, this charming riverfront city features historical architecture, a charming downtown shopping area, trolley tours, and brick-paved streets. Residents and visitors enjoy the museum, shops, restaurants, and historic parks in this pedestrian-friendly community. The city was established in 1788, settled mostly by veterans of the American Revolution.
The beauty that inspired American heroes such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin is still present in the rolling, green hills, the rushing rivers, and the beautiful parks. Rent a Marietta apartment and start enjoying life in this idyllic Ohio Valley setting.
Marietta is also a college town, home to the prestigious Marietta College, a private liberal arts college. Other great attractions include Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, just 16 miles south of Marietta near Parkersburg, West Virginia. This gorgeous island is open from May through October and visitors take a boat to reach the island. The tour includes Blennerhassett Museum, which is filled with archaeological and historical exhibits. Other activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, biking, nature walks, and touring the Blennerhassett Mansion – a stunning palace that was completed in 1800, then rebuilt in 1984.