Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: Preserving Our Nation's History

Posted by on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 7:20pm.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield ParkCivil War history is beautifully preserved at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Kennesaw National Battlefield Park consists of 2,923 acres of Civil War battleground from the Atlanta Campaign. The battle that was fought in this area occurred from June 19, 1864 to July 2, 1864. More than 67,000 soldiers died or were captured during the Atlanta Campaign.

Prime, Marietta Location

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located just west of Marietta and two miles from Marietta Square. The park is approximately eight miles long and just one mile wide, and includes the areas once known as the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the Battle of Kolb’s Farm.

Rising from the area’s Central Uplands, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is the tallest mountain near Atlanta.

Kennesaw National Battlefield Park includes three battlefield areas: in front of the visitor’s center, off Burnt Hickory Road and Cheatham Hill, all which feature historic earthworks, monuments, cannon emplacements, and various interpretive signs.

Kennesaw Battlefield History

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield received protection by the War Department in 1917 and was later transferred to the Department of the Interior as a unit of the National Park System in 1933.

The Battlefield, as described by the US Department of the Interior, was “set aside as an important cultural property dedicated to public inspiration and interpretation of the significant historic events that occurred here.

Park Activities and Surroundings

Visitors of Kennesaw National Battlefield Park can enjoy the sites, natural surroundings and wildlife as they walk through the park’s 17.3 miles of interpretive walking trails. The trails extend from the visitors center and up a 700 foot incline to the mountain’s summit.

Many visitors take shuttle buses to the mountain top while others picnic in the areas surrounding Kolb Farm or observe the abundant wildlife while hiking the park’s trails.

Other sites at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park include a movie on the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw, an expanded museum which boasts many artifacts and weapons and a bookstore.

Other local, historic sites near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park include the Atlanta History Center, the Marietta Museum of History, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site and Red Top Mountain State Park.

More than one million visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park every year. As a result, measures have been taken over the past years to ensure that the park’s fragile historic sites and ecosystem.

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10 Responses to "Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: Preserving Our Nation's History"

Susan Zanzonico wrote: Hi Tina, Nice article about the history of your area. Morris Township has alot of history, museums and tours also. George Washington and his troops were very fond of this area and there are monuments and signs of him everywhere!

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 7:22am.

Tina Fountain wrote: Hi Susan, thanks for visiting. I was on your blog and it looks like sales in Morris Township are doing very well.


Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 7:57am.

Steve Skrlac, Business Broker wrote: That was an interesting read on your neck of the woods. It's fun to learn the history of a new place. Good thread.

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 6:44am.

Colleen Lane wrote: It was good to hear about the historical background of your area. Not many towns have a claim to fame as yours does and it's a great thing to be proud of!

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 at 7:07am.

Tina Fountain wrote: Colleen and Steve, thanks for visiting and for your comments.

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 at 7:41am.

Joycee wrote: I love this kind of Interesting post, thanks!

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2009 at 1:36pm.

James Samuels wrote: Very interesting read... I am a Canadian who loves reading and learning about North American history (the history of our 2 countries is inter-twined, after all!) and found your article to be most interesting. I will be sure to visit you site again! Many thanks!

Posted on Sunday, March 8th, 2009 at 8:40pm.

Omar Kettani wrote: Great article Tina. Very few Real Estate Agents have such an interest for our History and how to preserve it. Thanks for sharing your interest and knowledge.

Posted on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 9:23pm.

Richard Hallbrook wrote: Yes, Tina your article serves very nice information regarding preservation of our history in a really good manner. We have to think about these things also. Thanks for awaking us in this issue.

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