Marietta

Marietta, at the junction of Farm roads 1399 and 250, fifteen miles northwest of Linden in northwestern Cass County, was originally called Oak Ridge. A post office opened there in April 1880, and the name was changed to honor the wife of Newt Wommack, an early settler. By 1884 the town had saw and grist mills, two churches, at least two gins, and a population of 100. By 1890 the population had reached 200. In 1917 the Jefferson and Northwestern Railroad completed a line through Marietta from Jefferson to Naples, but the line was abandoned in 1933. Early population estimates vary from 600 in 1892 to 124 in 1925. The population rose from 250 in 1939 to 600 in 1943 but declined after that. Marietta was incorporated in the 1970s and had a population of 169 in 1980. There were two rated businesses in 1986. In 1990 the population was 161. The population dropped to 112 by 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Marietta is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Oak Ridge)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.17354840
    Longitude
    -94.54253100

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Population Counts

Marietta
Pop. Year Source
132 2019 Texas Demographic Center
134 2010 Texas Demographic Center
112 2000 Texas Demographic Center
161 1990 Texas Demographic Center