Marietta GA Sweat Mountain
Sweat Mountain Marietta GA

Sweat Mountain is a small mountain in extreme northeastern Cobb County, Georgia. It’s summit is 1,688 ft above mean sea level. Sweat Mountain is the second highest point in the county and the heart of metro Atlanta with Kennesaw Mountain being the highest point. It is fifth if the rural counties farther north are taken into consideration.

The elevation has made the mountain quite alluring for radio. The summit contains various transmitters, radio towers, and antennas. Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain are both protected as state parks, which led to an expansion of technology at the pinnacle. At the same time, both the antenna farm and the overcrowded houses take away from the view of the mountain from encompassing areas of northeast Cobb, south-southeast Cherokee and western Roswell.

Sweat Mountain is a portion of the ridge that separates the Chattahoochee River basin from the Etowah River basin. From Sweat Mountain, this runs west through Cobb to Kennesaw Mountain and Lost Mountain.

Named for the view of Sweat Mountain, Mountain View includes the Mountain View library, the Chattahoochee Tech Mountain View campus, the Mountain View Aquatics Center, Mountain View Elementary School and the original and newer CCFD fire stations.

This community is focused around the intersection of Sandy Plains and Shallowford Road, a location that rapidly went from woodlands to strip malls in the 90s. Each road of these two roads were two lanes and came together at a four-way stop. Now a four-lane divided thorofare and are a few lanes wide at each intersection.

Gordy Parkway was constructed from Sandy Plains Road on the southwest side, clockwise to Shallowford Road on the west, back to Sandy Plains on the northeast side, and several more yards returning to Shallowford on the east across from Target. The almost full circle allowed hundreds of homes to be constructed west of Sandy Plains Road and most of the woodlands that existed in the area, were cut down. The proprietor of The Varsity, Frank Gordy, owned much of the land.

Although only a decade old at the time, three of the five significant anchor stores changed. Drug Emporium became an Office Depot, Kmart became Home Depot and Harris Teeter sold to Kroger. Also a multi-screen movie theater. 


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