Kennesaw Tourism

Kennesaw is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States, located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. It had a population of 29,783 according to the 2010 census. Founded in 1887, Kennesaw has a past surrounded with railroad history. During the Civil War, Kennesaw was the staging ground for the Great Locomotive Chase on April 12, 1862. In 2007, the city was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation's "10 best towns for families". In 2009 Newsmax magazine listed the city among the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns". The city is perhaps best known nationally for its mandatory gun-possession ordinance.


Kennesaw is a suburb of Atlanta. The neighbourhood was developed during the railroad boom in the 18th century. Kennesaw was the site of several events related to the Civil War and tourists can learn about this history in the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was where one of the battles of the Civil War was fought. The city was also a key player in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Besides, the Kennesaw State University hosts the Museum of History and Holocaust Education along with the Bentley Rare Book Room and Archives. The Big Shanty Festival that is held in April every year also attracts several visitors to Kennesaw. Take a holiday in Kennesaw for a historical journey.


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