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Incorporated Date: 

January 1, 1887



Total Area: 

8.5 sq mi
Contact Information
2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone Number: 

(770) 424-8274

Fax Number: 

(678) 460-2844

Email Address: 

In the 1830s, the railroad building craze hit Cobb County, and as more and more rail workers came to the county, Kennesaw grew up around that industry. Residents later founded the city in 1887.

During the Civil War, Kennesaw served as the staging ground for the Great Locomotive Chase, an event now recounted at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.