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MARIETTA, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
Highway 77, FM 1399 and FM 250
About 9 Miles E of Naples
15 Miles N of Hughes Springs
16 Miles NW of Linden
NW of Atlanta

Population: 00112 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Once called Oak Ridge, the name was changed when the community was granted a post office in 1880. The name came from early settler Marietta Wommack.

In the mid 1880s, Marietta had a population of 100 and was served by two gins, a sawmill and a grist mill. It reached 200 by 1890.

The town enjoyed the benefit of a railroad from 1917 through 1933 when the Jefferson and Northwestern ran a line from Jefferson to Naples.

If population estimates are to be believed, the town reached 600 in 1892. From 124 in the mid 1920s, it actually gained residents during the Great Depression reaching 250 by 1939.

During WWII, the community once again reached 600 residents, but declined thereafter. From 161 residents reported in the 1990 Census, it has declined to 112 for the 2000 count.
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