“The Kolb Creek Farm, near Kennesaw Mountain, is the scene of a June 22, 1864 Civil War battle resulted in an estimated 350 Union and 1,000 Confederates casualties… It is generally not a good idea to build houses on old battlefields since ghosts are more often than not still haunting the place where they died. Nearly every battlefield in the United States has its own ghostly inhabitants, young men who weren’t ready to die and have hung around, sometimes willing to engage the living.” writes Melissa Davis who did her college CAPSTONE project on North Georgia Ghosts. (Kat Shambaugh)
Urban legends from Marietta, Kennesaw, and Roswell explored
The Cobb County area is rich with history dating back to the Civil War. With each city’s wartime history comes a vast number of urban legends and ghost stories, truth or myth, that spread throughout the county and create a long-lasting impact.
From a Skeptic’s Point of View: I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing this article, if not only for the history it opened my eyes to. I don’t often think about the existence of ghosts or anything supernatural, and after this experience I have questions, but I still proclaim myself to be a skeptic. Whether you’re a skeptic as well or a firm believer, the area we live in has a rich and beautiful history that will undoubtedly teach you a haunting lesson about courage and patriotism.
Trains remain an integral part of Cobb County’s history. The Marietta train tracks are reportedly haunted by thousands of ghosts: the spirits of the bodies transported out of Marietta during the Civil War. Across the train tracks, the silhouette of the William Root House appears. The house, which now serves as a museum, was built by Marietta’s first pharmacist and is supposedly haunted by a young boy and Hannah Root, William’s wife, who both died on the property.